Grup de Natura Freixe
We are a charitable organization with more than 30 years’ history dedicated to the conservation of nature, focusing on the natural spaces of the River Ebro.
We encourage conservation, research, education and sensitization of the natural and cultural heritage, using land stewardship as a management tool. We work with an inclusive vision, where the challenge is to involve owners, managers, experts and land users to develop long-term sustainable management. We promote the network of environmental volunteers and we particularly encourage the inclusion of groups of young people at risk of social exclusion in conservation strategies.
Currently, we manage more than 700 hª of spaces under land stewardship and we are managers of the Sebes and Flix Meander Wildlife Nature Reserve, where we act to recover and improve habitats of interest (wet zones, forest spaces, and open spaces) to encourage biodiversity.
To the land we live in and its sustainable future.
We produce information of quality
Global and local
We work on a local and global scale.
We dialogue, add our contribution and we like working with others.
We always propose solutions and alternatives.
In projects of conservation, research, education, tourism, sustainable agriculture and many more.
Josep Manel Albiac Machin
He is passionate about the world of education and nature. He has a degree in Educational Psychology and a diploma in Child Education. He has been president since 2009, always keen to work together with the technical team and groups of volunteers. Driving force behind the Learning Space with Pere Josep Jiménez. He likes doing activities in nature, be it walking, cycling, taking photos, or simply enjoying the near and distant landscapes with the five senses.
Pere Josep Jiménez Mur
He studies nature in all its aspects and how it relates with people. Founder member thirty years ago of Grup de Natura Freixe, he believes in social involvement in the management of natural spaces. He is chemical technical engineer, and has for 25 years specialized in the field of nature conservation. He has a Master’s Degree in Sustainable River Management and Integrated Water Management.
Santiago Bateman Posse
Graduate in Biology, specializing in Biodiversity Management, Teledetection, creation and analysis of SIG (Geographic Information System). He is an ornithological expert, which has enabled him to work on different conservation projects in countries such as Colombia (his country of origin), the Democratic Republic of Congo, Turkey, France and Catalunya. He has a great capacity to adapt and generate new ideas that become projects, but always in collaboration with his immediate group.
Arnau Pou Rossell
Graduate in Biology and Master’s degree in Terrestrial Ecology and Biodiversity Management. From the outset he has been dedicated to the observation, study and management of fauna, specializing in mammals. He has participated in international research projects in countries like Ecuador, Finland, Kenya, and Catalunya. He is enterprising, self-taught and an excellent nature photographer.
Oriol Arola Sancho
He has a degree in Forest Technical Engineering from the Lleida Higher Technical College of Agrarian Engineering. A nature-lover, especially of the mountains, where he spends a large part of his free time climbing, skiing, walking or mountaineering. He has worked in Grup de Natura Freixe since 2009, carrying out land custody projects in river and agroforestry environments.
Helena Blanch Pérez
Graduated in Audiovisual Communication, she has specialized in Corporate Communication and digital contents in recent years. She has worked in different communication agencies, especially for companies in the gastronomic and tourism sector, and has collaborated with local organizations to contribute to cultural dynamism.
Marta Gázquez Sugrañes
She has lived and grown up in the world of leisure and nature, her two great passions. Specialized and with long experience in the field of leisure (monitor and monitor director) and trained in gardening (transnational in landscaping, gardening Mid-Grade Training Course and intensive crops Mid-Grade Training Course) She has worked in Grup de Natura Freixe since 2008 and forms part of the Learning Space team.
Víctor Sabaté Torreblanca
Graduate in Finance and Accounting at the University Rovira i Virgili in Reus, and later, Master’s in International Markets. As he says: ”To dedicate yourself to finance or the economy in a capitalist world is complicated, but to dedicate yourself to an organization like Grup de Natura Freixe makes it interesting, since at least we are contributing to a more sustainable, ecological and in short, better world.”
Ferran Rosich Prunera
He is greatly concerned with the environment. He is the handyman of the group, reliable, punctual and responsible. Since 2015, he is the best friend of the horses of the Camargue and the storks of the Sebes and Flix Meander Wildlife Nature Reserve.
Samir Ait Dahmane
He collaborates with the Grup de Natura Freixe when there is more work. A tireless worker be it collecting olives, clearing undergrowth, or upkeep of the premises, he always does it with a smile.
The Grup de Natura Freixe believes in transparent management. Here we publish the contracts, agreements, and subsidies with the public administrations for the year 2019.