Department of Zoology and Genetics, in Lugo: Opinions and experiences
regarding the works developed by the University and the LIFE NAIAD
were exchanged, as well as possible collaborations in organizing a
about the species and collaboration in future field prospecting and
directed towards infestation.
-. November, 25th, 2005. Ichthyogenetic
Centre of the Department of the
Environment in Galisancho (Salamanca). The research personnel went
centre to observe how different breeding and maintenance tasks for
performed, to be able to evaluate the adoption of new work methods
recovering the species.
-. January 9th, 2006 Visit to Dr. Rafael Araujo, Coordinator of the
European Action Plan for the recovery of M. Margaritifera and
researcher of the
Evolutionary Biology Department of the National Museum of Natural
Madrid (CSIC): Within the framework of the agreement signed with
scientific entity, we tried to obtain some electronic microscopic
picture of the
cysts obtained in the trout’s grills from the experimentation in controlled
environment performed in summer of 2005.
-. January 18th, 2006. Participation in a conference regarding Margaritifera
auticularia, organized by the Aragon Government General Department
Natural Environment, within the scope of the LIFE program for the
of this specimen: Invited by the program supervisors, we attended
conference hold at the Pignatelli Building in Zaragoza. The organization
us the opportunity of providing a short lecture describing the principal
and goals of the LIFE Naiad Program.
-. January 31st, 2006. Meeting with the directors of the Environment
Department of the Zamora Provincial Council. This institution assigns
budget for aiding in the construction and cleaning of septic tanks.
We insisted in
the necessity of cleaning all the tanks that pour into Natura 2000
linked with the rivers, especially those that represent the Margaritifera
As a result of this meeting, the septic tanks located in Natura 2000
included as criteria for evaluation of aid distribution.
-. April, 2006. Attendance to a lecture regarding river and riverbank
restoration, organized by the Burgos University and Oxigeno Foundation.
-. April 12th, 2006. Technical visit to the Galisancho fish farm (Salamanca)
(Invited by J.C. Velasco) This visit allowed us to learn “in situ”
used for the reproduction and breeding of the Danube Salmon (Hucho
-. May 31st – June 3th, 2006. Participation in the scientific specialization
seminar regarding restoration of the aquatic ecosystems. Encoro do
Hydrobiology station, Santiago de Compostela University.
-. July 3-6th, 2006. Attendance
in the XIII Congress of the Spanish
Limnology Association & V Iberian Congress of Limnology. The following
papers were presented:
➢ parameters and the river invertebrate communities that accompany
a Margaritifera margaritifea population of the Negro River
in an area affected by fires.