The project already has a team of professionals to work on the territory, in the Sierra de Gata and Hurdes.
The neighbors of the two regions involved in this initiative, we will get used to see about our towns and fields, the faces of these four professionals, who with their dedication will reinforce the fulfillment of the objectives of the mosaic project.
The University of Extremadura, in the agreement signed with the Board, defined a work strategy to undertake the objectives of fire prevention and change of model in forest policies. As you can see in the content that we are pouring into this website, this change will depend on the ability we have to recover our mountains, to generate productive firewalls, to invest in definitively the abandonment of the field and deprive it of an excess of fuel that feeds future fires. This final objective requires teamwork to supervise initiatives, promote projects, study the real possibilities of the terrain, provide knowledge to neighbors who join the project, and ensure that civil society and administration become accomplices of this new horizon.
For this, the University has hired four specialists who will deal with the four tools involved in this strategy: Forestry tool, livestock tool, agrarian tool and peri-urban environment tool. Four roads that will help reach the proposed destination: safer mounts, in a rural economy that recovers its dedication to field work.
With these additions the project enters a new phase, more efficient and agile, so we will see shortly, how the mosaic project begins to emerge as a reality in the two regions. In short, what is being promoted is clearly agrarian work: plant a fruit and help it grow.
This is the team of professionals:
1. For the livestock tool: Gonzalo Palomo Guijarro:
Bachelor and doctor in veterinary medicine from the University of Extremadura. Most of his professional life I have been a researcher, combining it with the management of equipment and extensive livestock farms. In 2011 he began his career as a consultant and trainer focused on animal health, food security and organic farming.
2. For the forestry tool: Javier Navalpotro Herrero:
Technician in forest resources and training of forest managers, in mountain areas of the University of Extremadura. Forest Engineer specialized in forestry planning and management, with extensive experience in the prevention and extinction of forest fires, as well as in the management of the resin and forest restoration.
3. For the peri-urban environments tool: Javier Corbacho Parra:
Degree in Geography and Territory Planning and Master in Sustainable Local Development from the University of Extremadura. He began his professional career as a research staff at the University of Extremadura. Later he joined the private company working as a Technician in Geographic Information Systems for several consultants, actively participating in different projects related to cartography, accumulating more than 15 years of experience. He has also combined this task with that of Associate Professor in the Department of Art and Territorial Sciences of the University of Extremadura.