The LIFE program is a funding EU instrument aimed at conservation, environmental and climate change action projects. LIFE’s main objective is to contribute to the development, actualization and application of environmental and climate related policies under UE legislation through co-financing projects with a well-defined added value, with European repercussion.
This program facilitates the integration of environmental aspects into other policies generally contributing to a sustainable development.
The LIFE program began in 1992 and since four phases have been completed (LIFE I: 1992-1995, LIFE II: 1996-1999, LIFE III: 2000-2006 y LIFE +: 2007-2013). During such period 4.171 projects have been co-financed. At present the fifth phase of the program is ongoing: LIFE+ (2014-2017)
The LIFE program is managed by the European Commission (DG Environment and DG Climate Action).
The LIFE Project 13NAT / ES / 001130“Restoring the natural feeding habitat of the black vulture and other carrion birds in Central Spain” (LIFE FEEDING SCAVENGERS), is part of the project called LIFE + Nature and Biodiversity, in which the EU co-finances projects for conservation actions of listed threatened species in the annexes of the EU’s Habitats Directive, the EU Birds Directive and the European Red List IUCN, within the territories in the European Union that make up the Natura 2000 network.