Ben Van der Wijden, Bruxelles Environnement, BELGIUM
Florence Limet, Bruxelles Environnement, BELGIUM
This workshop will present information about the LIFE RIPARIAS project and cover the on-going assessment of the impact of management practices on ecosystem services for the different species targeted by the LIFE RIPARIAS project, as well as its methodological challenges.
Introduction to the LIFE RIPARIAS Project
LIFE RIPARIAS (Reaching Integrated and Prompt Action in Response to Invasive Alien Species) is an innovative project which aims at optimizing the management of invasive alien species (IAS) in river areas and ponds across Belgium over the next five years. The project focuses on several aquatic plants and crayfish species which are already widespread or emerging in Belgium and that are featured in the list of IAS of concern at the European level, together with additional species listed on a Belgian alert list. The project is co-funded by the three Belgian regional authorities and the European Union in the framework of the LIFE programme.