The objectives of the project are:
An Open-Air Botanical Laboratory wants to be a place of reference for knowledge - conservation - management - research on heritage plants in the Pyrenees. They are in areas of important botanical interest that benefit from an action program on flora, defined and agreed on between the different stakeholders, with the aim of preserving the plants, and acquiring practical knowledge for their conservation.
Floralab is positioned far beyond a simple scientific "sentinel" device in favour of heritage flora. The project offers the public opportunities to get to know Pyrenean flora; organizes technical conferences for local actors to make them aware of the vulnerability of species; offers ecology students participation in training sessions to become aware of the challenges and difficulties of natural heritage conservation.
In Andorra some of the outstanding actions are:
Andorra Research + Innovation is the main partner of the project in Andorra, but it has the great complicity and collaboration of the Sorteny Natural Park, the Comapedrosa Natural Park, and the Madriu-Perafita-Claror Valley.
This project is funded by the Interreg-POCTEFA program and by the Department of Higher Education, Research and Study Grants (https://www.ensenyamentsuperior.ad) of the Government of Andorra of the complementary call for European grants POCTEFA 2014 - 2020, reference AUEP011-AND / 2019.