The LIFE + Project - LIFE+ Project

Astragalus nitidiflorus is a plant that was discovered in 1909 and not seen again for almost a century, until 2004. After its rediscovery and after carrying out the necessary samples and research to discover its state of conservation, the result obtained demonstrated that the current number of specimens is very low and, therefore, the species is at risk of disappearing if the appropriate action is not taken.

LIFE+ is a European Union financial instrument and aims to support programmes geared towards the conservation of the environment and nature within European Union member countries.

Through the project LIFE11/BIO/ES/727 “the Conservation of Astragalus nitidiflorus in its potential habitat in the Region of Murcia”, carried out between June 2012 and June 2016, the aim is to recover and conserve Astragalus nitidiflorus in the Region of Murcia, thus guaranteeing the long-term survival of this species.

Therefore, there is an available budget of €1,263,033, out of which the European Union is participating with €579,531 (45.9% of the total), the Polytechnic University of Cartagena with €577,354 (45.71%) and the Directorate-General for the Environment, the Ministry of Presidency and Justice of the Region of Murcia with €64,573 (5.11%).