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"Espai Estany" programme on Radio Banyoles (in Catalan)

“Espai Estany” Programme 57 on 02/05/2012

The President of Lake Banyoles Consortium and Mayor of Porqueres, Salvador Ros, and the vice-President of the Consortium and Mayor of Banyoles, Miquel Noguer, give their views on the two years of work on LIFE project Estany.

“Espai Estany” Programme 56 on 25/04/2012

The media campaign to promote LIFE project Estany. The Project’s communications director, Lluís Figueres, talks about the project’s environmental communication programme

“Espai Estany” Programme 55 on 18/04/2012

The project to restore Riera de Can Morgat as part of LIFE project Estany. The project manager, Miquel Campos, talks about the restoration of the riparian woodland along a stream, La Riera de Can Morgat.

“Espai Estany” Programme 54 on 11/04/2012

Control of exotic flora and habitat restoration at Lake Banyoles. The project manager of the LIFE project Estany, Miquel Campos, talks about ways of eliminating exotic plants and of managing to restore habitats.

“Espai Estany” Programme 53 on 04/04/2012

The recuperation of the European Pond Terrapin (Emys orbicularis) at Lake Banyoles. One of the staff of LIFE project Estany, Carles Feo, talks about the terrapins and the captive breeding and release programme.

“Espai Estany” 52 on 28/03/2012

The control of exotic terrapins at Lake Banyoles. One of the staff of LIFE project Estany, Carles Feo, talks about ways of capturing and eliminating exotic species of terrapin, above all the red-eared slider.

“Espai Estany” Programme 51 on 21/03/2012

The recuperation of the freshwater mussel at Lake Banyoles. One of the staff of LIFE project Estany, Carles Feo, talks about the freshwater mussel recovery programme at Lake Banyoles.

“Espai Estany” Programme 50 on 14/03/2012

The recuperation of the Mediterranean barbel at Lake Banyoles. The fish specialist working on LIFE project Estany, Quim Pou, describes the techniques used to restore populations of autochthonous fish in Lake Banyoles and how they have affected the Mediterranean barbel (Barbus meridionalis).

“Espai Estany” Programme 49 on 07/03/2012

Campaigns to control the spread of exotic species of fish in Lake Banyoles. The fish specialist working on LIFE project Estany, Quim Pou, talks about how invasive exotic fish species can be controlled and the result of the selective fishing campaigns carried out during the LIFE Project.

“Espai Estany” Programme 48 on 29/02/2012

The cartography of the underwater vegetation. The biologist Patrick Schneider, from the company AQUASON, has mapped the underwater vegetation of Lake Banyoles using eco-soundings taken from a boat to study its distribution and abundance.

“Espai Estany” Programme 47 on 22/02/2012

Otters at Lake de Banyoles. The biologist and environmental consultant, Deli Saavedra, explains how the Otter project has enabled this species to recover in the county of L’Empordà and along the river Fluvià, from where it has recolonized further areas including Lake Banyoles.

“Espai Estany” Programme 46 on 15/02/2012

Stork project at Lake Banyoles. One of the Consortium’s staff members, Irenne Camós, talks about the White Stork introduction campaign at Lake Banyoles and its results, and explains a number of interesting anecdotes.

“Espai Estany” Programme 45 on 8/02/2012

The waterbirds of Lake Banyoles. The ornithologist Jordi explains some curious facts about the birds of Lake Banyoles and gives details of the current state of their populations. He also comments on the bird monitoring projects that are being carried out as part of LIFE project Estany.

“Espai Estany” Programme 44 on 1/02/2012

The bats of Lake Banyoles. The conservation group Galanthus has monitored the bats of Lake Banyoles. Xavier Puig, a zoologist from this association, explains to us more about bats and their importance, and reveals some interesting aspects of the lives of these aerial creatures.

“Espai Estany” Programme 43 on 26/01/2012

The amphibians. Xavier Béjar, expert herpetologist, explains how and why the amphibians of Lake Banyoles are being monitored. He discusses the species that are found in and around the lake, their characteristics and where they live, and explains the threats they have to face up to and the current state of their populations.

“Espai Estany” Programme 42 on 18/01/2011

The butterflies. The Catalan Butterfly Monitoring Scheme is a project that monitors butterflies throughout Catalonia, including Banyoles. Lídia Salvanera, a biologist, talks about the monitoring scheme in Banyoles and some of the species that fly there.

“Espai Estany” Programme 41 on 11/01/2011

Itinerant exhibition Aliens, the invasion by exotic species. This exhibition was one of the actions included in LIFE project Estany. It is divided into three different subject areas that explain how exotic species affect human health, infrastructures and biodiversity. A report by Radio Banyoles.

“Espai Estany” Programme 40 on 14/12/2011

The dragonflies. Since 2006, Mike Lockwood from the group Oxygastra has been monitoring the dragonflies of Lake Banyoles for the Lake Banyoles Consortium. Mike explains how we benefit from dragonflies, how he conducts the counts and the diversity of species present on and around the lake.

“Espai Estany” Programme 39 on 7/12/2011

The American red swamp crayfish. Carles Feo, one of the technical staff of LIFE project Estany describes how this species reached the lake, its characteristics, the impact that it has had on the lake’s biodiversity, and how it is being monitored as part of the LIFE project Estany.

“Espai Estany” Programme 38 on 30/11/2011

Aquatic macro-invertebrates. Carles Feo, one of the technical staff of LIFE project Estany talks about aquatic macro-invertebrates, their characteristics, what function they have, what species there are and their importance to the ecosystem.

“Espai Estany” Programme 37 on 23/11/2011

Land snails around Lake Banyoles. Dr. Benjamin Gómez, Professor from the University of the Basque Country, describes some of the peculiarities of the snails that live in the Lake Banyoles protected areas and their importance – above all of Vertigo moulinsiana and Vertigo angustior – on a European scale.

“Espai Estany” Programme 36 on 16/11/2011

Plankton, microscopic organisms in the water. Rosa Miracle, doctor in biology, talks to us about the plankton and limnology of Lake Banyoles and tells us what plankton is, what species are thought of as plankton, what they are like and what function they have.

“Espai Estany” Programme 35 on 9/11/2011

The subaquatic vegetation of Lake Banyoles. Dr. Lluís Vilar, botanist and professor at the University of Girona, talks about the lake’s subaquatic vegetation, its characteristics, its value, the different types, the composition of its communities and the need to preserve it.

“Espai Estany” Programme 34 on 2/11/2011

The conservation of species and habitats of community interest around Lake Banyoles. Andreu Salvat, botanist, talks about habitats of community interest and describes which ones are found around the lake.

“Espai Estany” Programme 33 on 26/10/2011

The vegetation around Lake Banyoles. Andreu Salvat, botanist, explains some of the actions carried out to improve the natural habitats around the lake, which have restored the populations of many wetland plants. Above all, he talks about the marsh fern Thelypteris palustris whose only Catalan population is found around Lake Banyoles.

“Espai Estany” Programa 32 de 19/10/2011

Les Pesqueres de l’entorn de l’Estany de Banyoles. Dolors Casanoves, arquitecte de l’Ajuntament de Banyoles, fa una explicació del valor de les pesqueres de l’entorn de l’Estany. Repassa la seva protecció com a Bé Cultural d’Interès Nacional. També explica el pla especial de protecció i ordenació de l’entorn de l’Estany de Banyoles.

“Espai Estany” Programa 31 de 5/10/2011

The Lake Banyoles Consortium and LIFE project Estany. Jordi Bosch, Director of Lake Banyoles Consortium and Miquel Campos, project director of LIFE project Estany, explain the aims and activities of the Consortium and, above all, the work being carried out as part of LIFE project Estany. First programme of the autumn-winter season 2011.

“Espai Estany” Programme 30 on 18/6/2011

Summary of the progress of LIFE project Estany. Miquel Campos, project director of LIFE project Estany, describes some of the activities carried out since the project began and assesses its achievements to date. Carles Feo, member of the technical staff of LIFE project Estany, discusses how autochthonous species are being conserved and how the project is being promoted and publicized.

“Espai Estany” Programme 29 on 4/6/2011

Habitat and species management plan for the lake and coarse fishing plan. Miquel Campos, project director of LIFE project Estany, replies to questions about the coarse fishing plan whose aim is to manages species and habitats in and around the lake. Quim Pou, specialist working on LIFE project Estany, talks about the plans for managing coarse fishing on the lake.

“Espai Estany” Programme 28 on 28/5/2011

Regulating public use of Lake Banyoles. Albert Cicres from the environment department of Banyoles Town Hall explains how the town aims to regulate the public use of the lake, what activities can be carried out on the lake, etc.

“Espai Estany” Programme 27 on 21/5/2011

The RAMSAR Convention. Carles Feo, member of the technical staff of LIFE project Estany, explains the aims of the international RAMSAR convention and its importance in preserving wetlands via local management and international cooperation.

“Espai Estany” Programme 26 on 14/5/2011

The Catalan Areas of Natural Interest Plan (PEIN). Interview with Miquel Campos, technical director of Lake Banyoles Consortium, who explains the aims that drive conservation at Lake Banyoles and the values that it hopes to preserve.

“Espai Estany” Programme 25 on 7/5/2011

Natura 2000 Network. Interview Miquel Campos, technical director of Lake Banyoles Consortium.

“Espai Estany” Programme 24 on 16/4/2011

The legal protection of Lake Banyoles and the associated satellite lakes. Miquel Campos, project director of LIFE project Estany, explains some of the singularities of the Banyoles karstic system and how it is legally protected.

“Espai Estany” Programme 23 on 9/4/2011

The management of the pond in La Draga Park. Carles Feo, member of the technical staff of LIFE project Estany, explains how this pond was designed and its role in the project.

Espai Estany Programme 22 on 2/4/2011

The restoration of the banks of Riera de Can Morgat. Carles Feo, member of the technical staff of LIFE project Estany, explains the aims behind the restoration of the stream banks of Riera de Can Morgat.

“Espai Estany” Programme 21 on 26/3/2011

The restoration of the riparian woodland around Lake Banyoles. Miquel Campos, project director of LIFE project Estany, describes the riparian woodland around Lake Banyoles, the places where the project is working and the species that it aims to preserve.

“Espai Estany” Programme 20 on 19/3/2011

The vegetation: exotic invasive plants at Lake Banyoles. Miquel Campos, project director of LIFE project Estany, describes some of the invasive plants that are currently affecting the natural protected area around Lake Banyoles.

“Espai Estany” Programme 19 on 12/3/2011

Other animals that are benefitting from LIFE project Estany. Carles Feo, member of the technical staff of LIFE project Estany, explains which animals are benefitting from the work of the project and why.

“Espai Estany” Programme 18 on 5/3/2011

The European pond terrapin (Emys orbicularis) at Lake Banyoles. Interview with Joan Budó from L’Albera Tortoise Reproduction Centre, one of the entities that is collaborating with LIFE project Estany.

“Espai Estany” Programme 17 on 26/2/2011

Mediterranean barbel (Barbus meridionalis) at Lake Banyoles. Interview with Quim Pou, specialist in fish working for LIFE project Estany.

“Espai Estany” Programme 16 on 19/2/2011

Freshwater mussels at Lake Banyoles. Interview with Dr. Rafael Araujo, curator of the Madrid National Natural History Museum (CSIC).

“Espai Estany” Programme 15 on 12/2/2011

Our fauna - the importance of native species. Interview with Miquel Campos, project director of LIFE project Estany.

“Espai Estany” Programa 14 del 5/2/2011

Publicizing the LIFE project Estany. Interview with Lluís Figueras, communication director of LIFE project Estany.

“Espai Estany” Programme 13 on 29/1/2011

Campaign to capture exotic tortoise and terrapin species in Lake Banyoles. Interview with Carles Feo, member of the technical staff of LIFE project Estany.

“Espai Estany” Programme 12 on 22/1/2011

The exotic tortoise and terrapin species in Lake Banyoles. Interview with Carles Feo, member of the technical staff of LIFE project Estany.

“Espai Estany” Programme 11 on 15/1/2011

Fish capture campaign I. Interview with Quim Pou, specialist in fish working for LIFE project Estany.

“Espai Estany” Programme 10 on 18/12/2010

The introduction of exotic fish species into Lake Banyoles (II). Interview with Quim Pou, specialist in fish working for LIFE project Estany.

“Espai Estany” Programa 9 del 11/12/2010

The introduction of exotic fish species into Lake Banyoles (I). Interview with Quim Pou, specialist in fish working for LIFE project Estany

“Espai Estany” Programme 8 on 04/12/2010

The introduction of exotic fish species into Lake Banyoles: which species and how they get there. Interview with Carles Feo, member of the technical staff of LIFE project Estany.

“Espai Estany” Programme 7 on 27/11/2010

Clarifying ideas: what is ‘biodiversity’? What are ‘autochthonous’ as opposed to ‘exotic’ species? What are ‘invasive’ species? Interview with Carles Feo, member of the technical staff of LIFE project Estany.

“Espai Estany” Programme 6 on 20/11/2010

Explaining LIFE project Estany. Interview with Miquel Campos, project director.

“Espai Estany” Programme 5 on 13/11/2010

Presentation of the actions to be undertaken in LIFE project Estany. Interview with Miquel Campos, project director.

“Espai Estany” Programme 4 on 6/11/2010

The aims of LIFE project Estany: what is to be done and how. A report by Radio Banyoles.

“Espai Estany” Programme 3 on 30/10/2010

Presentation of LIFE project Estany: improvement in species’ populations in Lake Banyoles. Interview with Miquel Campos, project director.

“Espai Estany” Programme 2 on 16/10/2010

Presentation of the Fishing Festival and commemoration of its 100th anniversary. Interview with Georgina Gratacós, Curator of the Darder Museum.

“Espai Estany” Programme 1 on 9/10/2010

Presentation of the programme Espai Estany. Presentation of this new programme on Radio Banyoles, including an interview with the president of the Lake Banyoles Consortium, Salvador Ros.



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