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Here PRACTICE participants from around the globe can submit, share and read stories about their stories related to land degradation and desertification management. Submit a video, an story or an interesting article! Whatever you want!


PRACTICE IAPro in AGOST and ALBATERA sites

This video has been prepared by the PRACTICE partner Universidad de Alicante (UA), Spain, which contributes with the Agost and Albatera field sites (Alicante, Spain) to the PRACTICE Network of LTEMs. The video is 5 minutes long and summarizes the participatory process in PRACTICE, using examples from two sites in Spain, in particular from Agost site. The video aims to disseminate the participatory method as it is viewed by the stakeholders that participated in the process. It captures the comments made by a number of stakeholders from different categories of the stakeholder platform (researchers, environmental NGOs, Governmental and Local Administration, and Associations) regarding the different steps in the implementation of IAPro, and provides images and additional descriptions that help visualize each of the steps. The video is recorded in Spanish and Catalan with English subtitles.

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PRACTICE IAPro in AYORA site, Spain

This slideshow has been prepared by the PRACTICE partner Fundación CEAM, Spain, which contributes with the Ayora field site to the PRACTICE Network of LTEMs. It includes images and results from the implementation of all Steps of PRACTICE protocol (IAPro) in Ayora.

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PRACTICE IAPro in CASTRO VERDE site, Portugal

This video has been prepared by the PRACTICE partner Liga para a Protecção da Natureza (LPN). The video was finalized after the last meeting with stakeholders and describes the participatory process using photos and videos obtained by the team during stakeholders meetings. The videos produced for the Castro Verde site in the framework of PRACTICE will also be available in the LPN website (http://www.lpn.pt/).

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CASTRO VERDE site, Portugal

English.

This video has been prepared by the PRACTICE partner Liga para a Protecção da Natureza (LPN). It describes the environmental characteristics of the Castro Verde LTEM site (climate, land use, plant and animal biodiversity, soils, etc...), the main causes and impacts of land degradation, and a detailed description of the actions to fight desertification that have been evaluated with PRACTICE IAPro.

Português.

Este vídeo foi preparado pela Liga para a Protecção da Natureza (LPN), parceiro do projeto PRACTICE. Nele descrevem-se as características ambientais do local LTEM de Castro Verde (clima, uso do solo, biodiversidade, solos, etc...), as principais causas e os impactos da degradação do solo, e uma descrição detalhada das ações de combate à desertificação, que foram avaliadas com IAPro do projeto PRACTICE.

Lagadas Site (Greece): Steps 1 to 3 of PRACTICE Protocol

This slideshow has been made by the PRACTICE partner Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTh), Greece. AUTh contributes with the Lagadas field site to the PRACTICE Platform of LTEMs. The slideshow includes images and results from the implementation of Steps 1 to 3 of PRACTICE protocol (IAPro) in Lagadas. This first phase of the protocol aims to establish the baseline stakeholder perspectives on the mitigation-restoration actions to combat desertification, the site-specific assessment criteria (indicators), and the relative importance of the various indicators.

El Castañón, Mexico: Step 2 of PRACTICE Protocol

This video has been produced by the PRACTICE partner Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León (UANL), Mexico. UANL contributes with two field sites to the PRACTICE Platform of LTEMs: El Salado and El Castañón, both located in semiarid grassland ecosystems in the state of San Luis Potosí, Mexico. This video shows the opinion of two stakeholders about the mitigation-restoration actions implemented to combat desertification on El Castañón. This opinion is captured trough semi-structured interviews during Step 2 of PRACTICE protocol (IAPro): Baseline assessment and selection of site-specific indicators. Step 2 aims to capture the baseline stakeholder perspectives on the actions applied and the site-specific indicators for the assessment of these and other potential actions.

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San Simon Watershed (AZ, USA): Land Degradation and Mitigation Actions

The PRACTICE protocol is also being tested in the San Simon watershed (Arizona, USA). This video, made by the University of Arizona, describes the main land degradation processes affecting this area and the mitigation-restoration actions implemented and being evaluated through the PRACTICE protocol.

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El Bosque Protector - Desertificación, un Problema Global

En el capítulo 'Desertificación, un problema global' de la serie 'El bosque protector' de la RTVE se muestra de qué manera afecta la desertificación a nuestro planeta y en especial a España.

PRACTICE in El Salado, Mexico

This video has been prepared by the PRACTICE partner Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon (UANL), Mexico. UANL contributes with two field sites to the PRACTICE Platform of LTEMs: El Salado and El Castañón, both located in semiarid grassland ecosystems in the state of San Luis Potosí, Mexico. This video is about El Salado site. The video describes the desertification process in the site, the mitigation-restoration actions applied, and some of the first results on the implementation of steps 1 and 2 of the IApro: Stakeholder identification and engagement, and Baseline evaluation of actions and indicator selection.

Participatory Assessment in Castro Verde, Portugal

This video has been prepared by the PRACTICE partner Liga para a Protecção da Natureza (LPN), Portugal, which contributes with the Castro Verde field site to the PRACTICE Platform of LTEMs. The video includes a brief introduction of the PRACTICE project followed by the description of the actions to combat desertification applied in Castro Verde, and preliminary results on the implementation of the IApro.

 Particularly, the video shows a wide range of scenes corresponding to a demonstration exercise of the last participatory steps of IApro during the Participatory Assessment & Knowledge Transfer Workshop on 24th-26th May 2011. The participatory steps demonstrated were Step 5 “Integration of the SHs perspectives and assessment data”, and Step 6: “Collective integrated assessment”. The demonstration was done with a group of 6 stakeholders (SHs) of the site who had already performed the previous steps of IApro and thus, the baseline evaluation of the actions. This group was selected to be representative of the SHs platform of the site and was formed by 1 farmer, 1 member of a local association, 1 local politician, and 2 technicians. The workshop included a field visit aimed to facilitate the learning process trough discussion and knowledge exchange between the workshop participants. Further details on this demonstration exercise can be consulted in Deliverable D3.2 Participatory assessment report 1.