The Acantilados de Maro-Cerro Gordo close the first round of meetings with the local councils facilitated by the project

Those in charge of Life Conhabit in the provinces of Malaga and Granada sought the collaboration of municipal representatives from the councils of Almuñécar (Granada) and Nerja (Málaga) in the meeting that they held with them to explain the relevance of the operations carried out by the project for the protection of the priority habitats existing in the Acantilados de Maro-Cerro Gordo, a space included in the Natura 2000 Network and that both councils share.

This meeting, held yesterday in the La Herradura Civic Centre in the town in the region of Granada, closed the first round of contacts with the Andalusian councils benefitting from the Life Conhabit project. During the months of May and June, a new calendar of sectoral meetings will be covered, in this case to seek the collaboration of the tourist sector in the protection of these spaces.

Specifically, in the Almuñécar meeting, the Life Conhabit technical team conveyed their willingness to develop joint initiatives that promote the conservation of those habitats and they have emphasised the necessity of their involvement in tasks of awareness-raising of the population about the importance of preserving the rich biodiversity of the area. Accordingly, the representatives from both councils have shown great interest in participating and collaborating in the project.

Life Conhabit Andalucía carries out several operations in the Natura 2000 Network space Acantilados de Maro-Cerro Gordo which the towns of Nerja and Almuñécar share, to protect the 12 habitats of community interest status and 3 of priority status that it contains. The tasks for the conservation of all of them are centred in the vicinity of the Torre de Maro and the beaches of Cañuelo and Cantarriján.



Project Life Conhabit Andalusia

Conhabit Initiative
The Project LIFE CONHABIT ANDALUSIA "Preservation and improvement in priority habitats on the Andalusian coast" (LIFE+13/ES/000586) begun on the 1st of June of 2014, after being approved by the European Commission. With a duration of five years and a budget totalling 2,654,269 euro, it is a LIFE-NATURE project whose main objective is advancing the improvement and preservation of priority habitats found in 15 areas of the Natura 2000 Network on the Andalusian coast, and promoting social awareness of the need to protect these spaces, habitats, and species, some of which are under threat. Read more

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