Coto Doñana, Spain
WWF-Spain celebrates its 40th anniversary in 2009 and in that time many conservation successes have been achieved in this region. Yet the impact of agriculture upon the wetlands and surrounding forests, rivers and streams grew steadily throughout the 1980s and 1990s, prompting One Europe More Nature to form an innovative partnership with farmers, local authorities and supermarkets to reduce the impact of strawberry farming.
This is being achieved in two ways: through reducing the water consumption of irrigated agriculture and through the relocation of farms to open up biodiversity corridors for the area’s abundant wildlife.
Read the full details about the pilot project in the new "Fact Sheet: Doñana" in the "Downloads" section.