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Ongoing research projects

In this section of the Instituto de Investigación en Recursos Cinegéticos (IREC – CSIC, UCLM, JCCM) website we provide information regarding some of the ongoing research projects developed by the different research groups of the center which, due to their characteristics, require special visibility and diffusion. The research projects that IREC research groups have carried out and are carrying out can be consulted in full on their respective pages or in the annual reports of the center.

LANDINM Project – Landscape Immunity

El LANDINM project, an acronym for "Landscape Immunity«, aims to understand the ecological determinants and the social perception of landscape immunity in Mediterranean environments. It is a fundamental ecosystem service, although very little explored, associated with the capacity of biodiversity to guarantee the good health of ecosystems. Thanks to this understanding of landscape immunity, the purpose of the LANDINM Project is to provide tools for ecosystem management decision-making that ensure that changes in ecosystems do not result in health risks. On this page we tell you the reason for this project, what its objectives are, how it will be developed and who is in charge of making it a reality.

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ELECTROSTEPPE Project

The ELECTROSTEPPE Project aims to seek scientifically based solutions that help to make the ecological transition compatible with the conservation of Iberian steppe birds. It responds to the foreseen large-scale deployment of wind and solar photovoltaic energy production infrastructures in Spain, the main bastion of these birds in Europe. To prevent or mitigate the adverse effects of renewables on steppe birds and their ecosystems, strategic planning and updated and improved tools are needed to ensure their protection outside protected areas. This is essential to ensure optimal decisions on the siting of renewable energy based on scientific evidence. On this page we tell you the objectives of this project, how it will be developed and who is in charge of making it a reality.

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ONE HEALTH FARMING Project

El ONE HEALTH FARMING Project addresses the challenges of the «Farm‐to‐Fork» strategy of the European Union in relation to extensive livestock farming, a key sector of Spanish livestock farming that is affected by the health risk derived from the close interaction of livestock with wildlife and other animals, with a clear focus One Health (“One Health”). Thus, this interdisciplinary research project proposes innovative strategies for the prevention, surveillance and control of animal diseases in order to bridge the health gap between intensive and extensive livestock systems, while maximizing the contribution of extensive livestock farming to the rural economy and the conservation of biodiversity.