The rapid regression in recent years of natural Taxus sp. populations due to forests fires, climatic change, grazing, and direct human intervention calls for an organised and active strategy to assure their conservation. Regional and national Governments in some countries are organizing several management and conservation plans. However, this is not enough.
The setting up of active plans to conserve yew woods and their habitats is essential. In June
The Yewtree Friends Association, A Morteira, Leon University and Ponferrada city Council are working together to organize the III International Yew Tree Meeting on March 25 and 26, 2010. Conferences, round tables, exhibitions and other events will be included.
THE YEW TREE AS A BIOINDICATOR.
PHYTOSOCIOLOGY OF THE YEW WOODS.
•YEW WOODS AS PRIORITY HABITATS AND NETWORK NATURA 2000.
•DYNAMICS OF REGENERATION.
• EX SITU CONSERVATION
ASOCIATED FAUNA – INTERACTIONS, COMPETENCE AND EXPLOITATION.
CANCER AND YEW.
CULT YEWS IN THE ATLANTIC AREA.
* OPEN PHOTOGRAPHIC EXPOSITION
Subjetcs DOMESTIC YEWS (BESIDE CHURCHES, BUILDINGS, ETC) WILD YEWS AND YEW WOODS.
* AUDIOVISUAL COMUNICATION
YEW WOODLANDS AROUND THE WORLD. DOCUMENTAL ARTE TV France. (Francis Hallé).
ETHNOBOTANY OF THE YEW IN IBERIAN PENINSULE. DOCUMENTAL Asociación Amigos del Tejo
* SIMBOLIC PLANTATION IN THE FOREST SCHOOL. CREATION OF THE ARBORETUM OF CULT YEWS FROM EL BIERZO CHURCHYARDS.
* ROUND TABLE CONFERENCES: Ancient yew woodlands: Conservation Vs Public use.
* OTHERS: BOWS MADE OF YEW YEW WOOD WORK
Works must be submitted before February 28, 2010. Works will be presented in either Spanish or English.
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