The Froxán community commenced restoration in the 1990s, and initially these efforts included filling in abandoned mine pits and shafts that had been created by mining companies. Since 2002, when the community regained full management over their lands, they have also been working to restore natural habitats, eradicate exotic invasive species, and restore a degraded wetland. A management plan for the wetland was selected in 2018 as one of four pilot case studies of initiatives for climate change adaptation. The community collectively self-manages its own water supply system, and the wetland restoration is perceived as critical to regulation of hydrological systems in the context of a new pattern of prolonged droughts. One positive outcome is that natural springs immediately downhill from the area, from which water is collected, are being restored.
- Xunta De Galicia, Consellería Do Medio Rural (n.d.) ‘Montes vecinales en man común.’ Available at: https:// ovmediorural.xunta.gal/es/consultas-publicas/ montes-vecinales-en-man-comun
- ICCA Registry (2018) Froxán Common Woodlands, Spain. Cambridge: ICCA. Available at: http://www.iccaregistry.org/en/explore/Spain/ Froxan-Common-Woodlands