A.1 – Completing and updating of baseline characterization
Action A.1 – in progress
Foreseen start date: 01/08/2015        Start date: 01/08/2015
Foreseen conclusion date: 30/07/2016    Conclusion date: 30/06/2018
This action involves complementary tasks of systematize information and ecological characterization that satisfy identified needs to promote the conservation tasks under the set of C actions, preparing it and supporting the definition of technical projects and tasks planned in action A. 3.

In charge of the action: UEVORA

A.2 – Compilation, structuring and implementation of national database and multi-user web platform
Action A.2 – in progress
Foreseen start date: 01/10/2015        Start date: 01/10/2015
Foreseen conclusion date: 31/12/2016        Conclusion date: 31/03/2018
This action involves complementary tasks to systematize national information scattered across multiple entities and whose aggregation and availability in a single system of global access is crucial condition for the possibility of replicating the tasks of the project to other areas of intervention in the post-project period.

In charge of the action: IP

A.3 - Project implementation, licensing, procurement of permits and contracting procedures necessary to actions C
Action A.3 – in progress
Foreseen start date: 01/08/2015        Start date: 01/08/2015
Foreseen conclusion date: 30/06/2017        Conclusion date: 31/12/2017
This action is part of the survey, meeting and gathering of all the technical, legal and administrative documentation necessary for the proper execution of the planned tasks and devices in C actions in order to comply with the technical and legal requirements that apply to them.

In charge of the action: IP

A.4 - Development, testing and evaluation of automated systems of monitoring and/or deterrence
Action A.4 – started
Foreseen start date: 01/08/2015        Start date: 01/08/2015
Foreseen conclusion date: 30/06/2018        Conclusion date: 30/06/2018
This action consists in the use of electronic devices as a mean of deterrence and removal of some species in areas where mortality is higher. This can be a way to significantly reduce the impacts of linear infrastructure on biodiversity with lower investment costs compared to other solutions.

In charge of the action: FCUP

A.5 - Installation of autochthonous plant nursery for conservation actions
Action A5 – concluded
Foreseen start date: 01/08/2015        Start date: 01/08/2015
Foreseen conclusion date: 31/12/2016        Conclusion date: 31/12/2016
The tasks regarding this action, which complement the work already done by MARCA, in partnership with CMMN, in identifying and providing adequate facilities to its objectives, aims to put in place a nursery for the production of plant material (plants and seeds) needed to conservation tasks provided for in the C actions, especially those that relate to the promotion of natural populations of native flora.

In charge of the action: MARCA

A.6 - Development of prototypes for deterring avifauna in medium voltage lines
Action A6 – in recasting
Foreseen start date: 01/08/2015        New start date proposal: 01/09/2017
Foreseen conclusion date: 30/06/2017        New conclusion date: 31/08/2018
The tasks regarding this action continue some work already done by EGSP a few years ago (2005), then in collaboration with NGO's that are part of the Project Monitoring Committee (SPEA and Quercus). The device then produced to very high voltage lines, it has been tested in captivity under a protocol between EGSP and ENGOs, and aimed at deterring perching and nesting birds, with application in power lines supports, in order to reconcile energy transport and conservation of avifauna.

A.7 - Elaboration and approval of Internal Standards of guidance to support management in post-project
Foreseen start date: 01/07/2019        Start date: 01/07/2019

Foreseen conclusion date: 31/07/2020        Conclusion date: 31/07/2020
This action is to develop and internally approve a set of rules, involving guidelines for internal teams (especially the design and monitoring) and for subcontracts (especially those associated with maintenance and current conservation, to particularly control vegetation and maintain of installed devices).

In charge of the action: IP

C.1 - Integrated Mitigation of the reduction of conductivity and permeability of the landscape in national and principal roads.
Action C1 – started
Foreseen start date: 01/03/2016        Start date: 01/03/2016

Foreseen conclusion date: 31/12/2017        Conclusion date: 30/09/2018
This action envolves the use of information collected from monitoring on the mitigation of the main "hotspots" of mortality, including a set of sections of reduced extension but high priority in terms of conservation of local biodiversity; in addition, and in conjunction with the above, ensure as far as possible a wider range of measures, both in terms of target species / groups of mitigation tasks such as the types of measures to be implemented.

In charge of the action: IP

C.2 - Potentiation of the verges and marginal parcels of roads infrastructures as shelter areas, refuge, food and / or displacement.
Action C.2 – started
Foreseen start date: 01/03/2016        Start date: 01/03/2016
Foreseen conclusion date: 30/06/2018        Conclusion date: 31/07/2020
The action will include tasks related to the control and eradication of invasive alien species cores, especially in areas where it is intended to ensure the promotion of indigenous and local vegetation in which we proceeded to the identification of more aggressive species (silver wattle, reeds, australian blackwood, and tree-of-heaven).

In charge of the action: IP

C.3 - Development and installation of vertical road traffic signs
Action C.3 – in progress
Foreseen start date: 01/10/2015        Start date: 01/10/2015
Foreseen conclusion date: 31/03/2017        Conclusion date: 31/12/2017
This action consists in the installation of specific road signs to mark areas of high mortality of amphibians and vertical installation of danger warning signs to indicate two other areas of high mortality of medium and large fauna, using the signs already approved for this purpose.

In charge of the action: IP

C.4 - Mobile Application to promote the collect of mortality data
Action C.4 – started
Foreseen start date: 01/10/2015        Start date: 01/10/2015
Foreseen conclusion date: 31/07/2020        Conclusion date: 31/07/2020
This action involves further work of defining features, development, testing and operation of a mobile application based on Android system to allow the expeditious collection of mortality data (georeferenced and photographed) by professional users and the general public as well as a dynamic link to the national data platform developed in A.2 action.

In charge of the action: UEVORA

C.5 - Testing devices for deterring avifauna landing in medium voltage lines
Action C.5 – in recasting
Foreseen start date: 01/07/2016            New start date proposal: 01/09/2018
Foreseen conclusion date: 31/12/2019            New conclusion date proposal: 31/12/2019
This action provides for the installation of a specific prototype of new sleepers to the poles distribution medium voltage lines that will be installed from scratch in three poles along the existing lines support and also vertical mechanical rotation prototypes.

C.6 - Development, essay and application of biodiverse grasslands to promote biodiversity in linear infrastructures
Action C.6 – in progress
Foreseen start date: 01/01/2016        Start date: 01/09/2015
Foreseen conclusion date: 31/12/2019        Conclusion date: 31/12/2019
With this action we intend to develop seed mixtures of native plant species and with interest for conservation, for sowing on slopes of linear infrastructures in order to promote increased plant diversity of these structures. In addition to the promotion of floristic biodiversity, we intend to further ensure habitat promotion in favor of butterfly species that are targeted by the project.

In charge of the action: UEVORA

C.7 - Mitigation measures and potentiation of roads in Évora municipality
Action C.7 – started
Foreseen start date: 01/04/2016        Start date: 01/10/2015
Foreseen conclusion date: 30/06/2018        Conclusion date: 31/12/2018
The action will include tasks related to the structural adjustment of the route, along a stretch of about 9 km, where the mortality of amphibians is high due to the absence of crossing solutions, and enhancement measures for similar hedge trimmers to C.2 of action, particularly in terms of invasive alien control and promotion of cores of shrubby and herbaceous vegetation (and in some sections also arboreal) which encourage its use as a shelter element, refuge and / or dispersion for wildlife.

In charge of the action: CME

C.8 - Mitigation measures and potentiation of roads in Montemor-o-Novo municipality
Action C.8 – in progress
Foreseen start date: 01/08/2015        Start date: 01/08/2015
Foreseen conclusion date: 30/06/2018        Conclusion date: 31/12/2018
This action integrate tasks related to the structural change of route along a stretch of about 15 km, where the mortality of micromammals and amphibians is high due to improper rails management and absence of containment solutions (barriers) to prevent their motion to the road lane.

In charge of the action: CMMN

C.9 - Operations in plant nursery to the conservation actions
Action C.9 – started
Foreseen start date: 01/01/2017        Start date: 01/01/2017
Foreseen conclusion date: 31/09/2020        Conclusion date: 31/09/2020
The work of this action, give continuity to the A.5 action, under which it will proceed to the nursery facility, aiming to address over the project period, the plant needs (woody and herbaceous) and seeds (when applicable) required for other conservation work planned in C. actions.

In charge of the action: MARCA

C.10 - Promotion of “islands” of Biodiversity along the power lines
Action C.10 – started
Foreseen start date: 01/07/2016        Start date: 01/07/2016
Foreseen conclusion date: 31/12/2018        Conclusion date: 31/12/2018
The habitat management work regarding this action aimed to maximizing the use of marginal areas associated with the presence of medium lines poles and high voltage without agricultural or livestock use of relief but part of a matrix where such use not only exists as is sometimes harmful to the presence of populations micromammals, indigenous herbs and / or invertebrate communities (such as the project's target butterflies).

In charge of the action: UEVORA

D.1 - Monitoring / evaluation of socio-economic effects of the project
Action D.1 – started
Foreseen start date: 01/08/2015        Start date: 01/01/2016
Foreseen conclusion date: 31/07/2020        Conclusion date: 31/07/2020
With the tasks of the action required through the LIFE program to evaluate the socio-economic effects of the project on the economy and population.

In charge of the action: UEVORA

D.2 - Monitoring / evaluation effects of the project on ecosystem functions
Foreseen start date: 01/07/2018        Start date: 01/07/2018
Foreseen conclusion date: 31/07/2020        Conclusion date: 31/07/2020
With the tasks of the action required through the LIFE program, aims to assess the effects of the project on ecosystem functions related to the execution of the work.

In charge of the action: UEVORA

D.3 - Monitoring / evaluation of the effects / impacts of conservation measures
Action D.3 – started
Foreseen start date: 01/07/2016        Start date: 01/07/2016
This action is divided into D.3.1 MONITORING ROADKILL AND MITIGATION MEASURES CONNECTIVITY, D.3.2 - MONITORING OF PROTOTYPE OF EFFICIENCY (A.4 ACTIONS, C.4 and C.5) and D.3.3 - MONITORING AND FLORA VEGETATION AND MICRO RAILS INTERVENED AND THE MICRORESERVAS. Monitoring will be based on a methodology BACI (Before-After-Control-Impact), comparing the results in areas before (action A.1) and after the intervention and using similar control areas (no intervention) (D.3.1 and D .3.3).

In charge of the action: UEVORA

E.1 - Communication Plan - Project website
Action E.1 – in progress
Foreseen start date: 01/08/2015        Start date: 01/08/2015
Foreseen conclusion date: 31/07/2020        Conclusion date: 31/07/2020
This action will create the project website for its presentation, dissemination developed activities and publication of various materials.

In charge of the action: UEVORA

E.2 - Communication Plan – Outdoors in the intervention areas
Action E.2 – in progress
Foreseen start date: 01/10/2015        Start date: 01/10/2015
Foreseen conclusion date: 31/07/2020        Conclusion date: 31/07/2020
The work of this action is to ensure greater visibility to the intervened areas of work of the project and ensure the dissemination of the support provided to them by the LIFE + program, meeting the required financing needs.

In charge of the action: UEVORA

E.3 - Communication Plan - Public disclosure sessions and contacts with the media
Action E.3 – in progress
Foreseen start date: 01/08/2015        Start date: 01/08/2015
Foreseen conclusion date: 31/07/2020        Conclusion date: 31/07/2020
This action are designed to ensure a broader communication and dissemination of the objectives, development and results of the project as well as the support provided to them by the LIFE + program, with the general public.

In charge of the action: UEVORA

E.4 - Communication Plan - Complementary works and materials
Action E.4 – in progress
Foreseen start date: 01/08/2015        Start date: 01/08/2015
Foreseen conclusion date: 31/07/2020        Conclusion date: 31/07/2020
The work frames of this action are aimed at producing a set of complementary audiovisual materials, to support the communication activities of Communication Plan established in E.3 action.

In charge of the action: UA

E.5 - Awareness and involvement of the academic community in collecting information/data.
Action E.5 – in progress
Foreseen start date: 01/08/2016        Start date: 01/08/2016
Foreseen conclusion date: 31/07/2020        Conclusion date: 31/07/2020
The tasks regarding this action aimed at raising awareness of the academic communities of UEVORA, FCUP and AU to the theme of the project and the importance of collecting and forwarding data to the structured national platform under A.2 action, either through own work and / or through the use of mobile application produced under the action C.4. They aim to attract and support the realization of graduate theses (Masters and PhD) prepared based on data obtained in the project.

In charge of the action: UEVORA

E.6 - Training / Dissemination with the stakeholders
Foreseen start date: 01/01/2018        Start date: 01/01/2018
Foreseen conclusion date: 31/07/2020        Conclusion date: 31/07/2020
The tasks regarding this action aim to enhance the replication of the project results and thus contribute to their demonstration purposes. Is intended to achieve the same a set of predefined target audiences, it is recognized to have interest in the issues addressed and to use the developments and results of the project in the context of their professional activity.

In charge of the action: UEVORA

E.7 - Networking with other LIFE and not LIFE projects
Action E.7 – started
Foreseen start date: 01/04/2016        Start date: 01/02/2016
Foreseen conclusion date: 31/03/2020        Conclusion date: 31/03/2020
This action is intended to ensure a series of contacts with the respective beneficiaries in order to exchange experiences and information that contribute to the successful development of the proposed project, to improve the effectiveness of their results, and to further spread.

In charge of the action: UEVORA

E.8 - Volunteer Program for young people
Action E.8 – in progress
Foreseen start date: 01/04/2016        Start date: 01/10/2015
Foreseen conclusion date: 31/07/2020        Conclusion date: 31/07/2020
The tasks of this action seek to involve local communities as well as external stakeholder groups in the pursuit and implementation of conservation task that by not requiring skilled labor, can be helped by volunteers.

In charge of the action: MARCA

E.9 - Technical seminars to present the developments and results of the project
Action E.9 – in progress
Foreseen start date: 01/06/2016        Start date: 01/06/2016
Foreseen conclusion date: 30/07/2020    Conclusion date: 30/07/2020
The tasks regarding this action are intended to ensure communication, technical and scientific discussion, dissemination of the objectives and results of the project as well as the support provided to them by the LIFE + program, with specialized public in a European wide context including representatives of organizations with responsibility cool in the areas of labor, management companies, NGO's, researchers and technicians in general.

In charge of the action: UEVORA

E.10 - “Adopt a road”, environmental educational/awareness program with local schools
Action E.10 – in progress
Foreseen start date: 01/08/2015        Start date: 01/09/2015
Foreseen conclusion date: 31/07/2020        Conclusion date: 31/07/2020
The action aims to aware the public school of the preferred age of the 3rd cycle and secondary (13 to 18), two of the five municipalities of the project intervention area (Montemor-o-Novo and Évora) for the problem environmental (wildlife mortality on roads) and promotion by these, the adoption of a section of road in order to collect data and load the application (public component) provided in the project C7 action..

In charge of the action: CMMN

E.11 - Layman Report
Foreseen start date: 01/01/2020        Start date: 01/01/2020
Foreseen conclusion date: 31/07/2020        Conclusion date: 31/07/2020
In the final months of the project will be drafted the report for the Laity / Layman Report, which aims to ensure communication and dissemination of the objectives, development and results of the project for a broad and non-specialist audience.

In charge of the action: UEVORA

F.1 - Project management
Action F.1 – in progress
Foreseen start date: 01/08/2015        Start date: 01/08/2015
Foreseen conclusion date: 31/07/2020        Conclusion date: 31/07/2020
This action aims the creation and operation of a management structure to guaratee the proper execution of the project in order to ensure the objectives of the project and to respond to a project management funded under the LIFE program.

In charge of the action: UEVORA

F.2 - Compilation and Structuring the Indicators of Development of the project
Action F.2 – started
Foreseen start date: 01/08/2015        Start date: 01/08/2015
Foreseen conclusion date: 31/07/2020        Conclusion date: 31/07/2020
The grid of indicators to be used include not only those provided in the table "Project Output Indicators" that integrates the warning document of the call of 2014 (where applicable to the project tasks), as well as an additional selection of indicators that will allow benchmarking individualized technical progress of each action.

In charge of the action: UEVORA

F.3 - External audit
Action F.3 – in progress
Foreseen start date: 01/08/2015        Start date: 01/09/2015
Foreseen conclusion date: 31/07/2020        Conclusion date: 31/07/2020
The task regarding this action aims to check the financial implementation of the project compliance with the LIFE + requirements.

In charge of the action: UEVORA

F.4 - Conservation Plan and Post-LIFE Communication
Foreseen start date: 01/01/2020        Start date: 01/01/2020
Foreseen conclusion date: 31/07/2020        Conclusion date: 31/07/2020
The task regarding this action aims to draft a "Communication Plan and Post-LIFE Conservation" which will also respond to obligations of any beneficiary of a LIFE + Biodiversity project.
In charge of the action: UEVORA