The plain of Bages seen from the Collbaix mountain (Manresa)


El medi natural del Bages, the natural environment of Bages is a study with a certainly wide objective: the nature as a whole, from both geological and biological view points, of the diverse district of Bages. The scope is the district according to the boundaries in force in 1999; therefore it includes the municipalities of Calders, Monistrol de Calders, Moià, Santa Maria d'Oló and L'Estany that in 2015 left Bages to join the new district of Moianès.

This attempt has required to focus on two directions. On the one hand, an accurate synthesis to present only the really important issues is needed; on the other hand, every topic has to be explained in a friendly and intelligible way. The images must communicate the beauty and the knowledge of the nature of Bages district at once.

El medi natural del Bages (the natural environment of Bages) is arranged in 20 chapters, everyone dedicated to one subject -the climate, the geomomorphology, the environmental damages,...- or to one specific ecosystem -the oakwoods, the riverside forest, the wetlands,...- that is found in nature of Bages. Every chapter is rather independant.

The two mountain ranges of conglomerate that are located in the south of the district of Bages, the Serra de l'Obac -on the right corner the summit L'Espluga de l'Obac- and Montserrat -in the background- are both protected as a Natural Park areas.

El medi natural del Bages has two available supports. First, these are the big panels to be displayed in public. Second, this is the present digital format that can be read whether in its original Catalan, in Spanish or partially in English and that additionally contains an index of the illustrated species. Minimum screen configuration for right display is 1024x768 pixels, optimal is 1280x1024.

El medi natural del Bages is a collective work of the ICHN's delegation of Bages. It started in 1999 with the ICHN's centenary and it is periodically reviewed and updated.

The photos and charts -these are 4716 illustrations as a whole- as well as the texts are originals of the authors and contributors.

The logos change from one to another language.
logo links to images of same species in the website Espai de les sortides naturalistes de la ICHN-Bages, in Catalan.

The logo links to the blog Fauna of Catalunya Central, by Jordi Comellas, in Catalan.

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Xavier Adot i Fernàndez
Jordi Badia i Guitart
Oriol Oms i Llobet
Marta Queralt López i Salvans
Florenci Vallès i Sala

Esteve Badia i Orive
Jordi Badia i Guitart

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J. Enrique Arnold
Efrem Batriu
Josep Biosca i Munts
Josep Costa
Xavier Idígora
Roger Lapeña
Pere Moraleja
Jordi Morató i Farreras
Montse Porta i Arnaiz
Marcel·lí Puigdellívol
Enric Sala
Joaquim Sanz
Ramon Solà i Ferrer
Amadeu Ricart
Marc Vilarmau i Masferrer

Carrer del Carme, 47 - 08001 Barcelona,
ICHN - Delegación del Bages
Escuela Politécnica Superior de Ingeniería de Manresa - UPC
Avda. Bases de Manresa, 61-73 - 08240 Manresa