Estepas de la Mancha
Agricultura sostenible en Zonas de Especial
Protección para las Aves de Castilla-La Mancha
para la conservación de las aves esteparias
(LIFE15 NAT/ES/000734 Steppe Farming)
The “Steppes of La Mancha” LIFE project is intended to slow down the fall in the populations of steppe birds in collaboration with farmers in four of the main Special Bird Protection Areas of Castilla La Mancha included within the Natura 2000 network.
This initiative takes place between 2016 and 2019 in 57 municipalities of four Special Bird Protection Areas and Special Conservation Areas in La Mancha District. It is co-financed by the European Union’s LIFE programme and its partners include Fundación Global Nature and the Regional Government of Castilla La Mancha.
La Mancha Steppes supports farmers though land stewardship agreements in the implementation of farming measures that allow them to improve the profitability of their farms, to have access to Rural Development funds or to join any initative of differentiated marketing, where the project provides the image and potential markets.