Type of project:
Projects based on a stewardship anchored in respect for land, water, and all living things, with a management striving to support natural processes and utilize nature’s own mechanism, Projects creating local pride and common ownership and responsibility for wild nature amongst land owners, communities and resource users, leading to new alternative uses, Successful agreements with forestry entities about changing forestry practises into more nature-based management systems, Successful examples of enterprises that are based on economic values of the wild and that contribute to rewilding through generating revenues, business, jobs and income
Aim and vision:
To fully restore the natural habitats of the Froxán Common Woodlands, maximizing the possibilities of the process itself as an opportunity for learning, education, building social awareness and continue to generate revenue and new economic alternatives for the community.
Sustainable self-managed community-based restoration, rewilding and conservation efforts, that are compatible with ecoforestry management practices, can bring about significant short and medium term shifts improving biodiversity, landscape and ecosystem services.
Uniqueness of the project:
Galician common lands are a unique form of property tenrure in Europe. Traditionally, commons were managed with a multigenerational outlook aimed at improving ecosystem assets for future generations. Recently, this has shifted to quick-profit exotic forest mono-cultures that reduced biodiversity and fostered wildfires.
Community involved, Eco tourism, Education, Research