Training given by Life Conhabit starts in Granada for medium and higher training courses in the forestry sector

Today was Granada’s turn. Life Conhabit Andalusia, the project for the conservation of priority habitats on the Andalusian coast coordinated by the Environment and Town and Country Planning Department, launched the training for the forestry sector this morning in this province for those studying medium or higher training courses in the forestry sector that it is carrying out across Andalusia.

And it did it in the CDP El Soto, in the town of Chauchina, where they gave a theoretical workshop to their medium training course students.

To achieve that the students learn to integrate conservation with the forest use that they carry out in Natura 2000 Network spaces is the goal of this training programme, which is completed with a practical workshop.

In the case of this school, the same as all the Granada schools with those in Malaga, the space Acantilados de Maro-Cerro Gordo was chosen to carry out the practical workshops. In them, it will be conveyed to the students the different unique aspects of this Natura 2000 Network space part of the project, as well as the priority habitats to protect, with the idea that they learn the patterns that guarantee conservation at the time of executing the forest operations. The first of these practical workshops is planned for 30 November, specifically, for this first group of the CDP El Soto de Chauchina.

Another 2 schools complete this training initiative in the province of Granada. The Emilio Muñoz High School and the Federico García Lorca High School, the first located in Cogollos de la Vega, will carry out this training for two courses (medium and higher), and the second in Churriana de la Vega, for their higher training course students.

Across Andalusia, this training initiative will benefit 400 students from 16 schools, mostly high schools, across the 5 provinces of the Andalusian coast.

Workshops divided into a theoretical part and a practical part. For the latter, the project has planned field trips in the form of tours where possible. The idea is that the participating students visit one of the Natura 2000 Network spaces in their province to reinforce what they have learned and to see and check first hand the different actions to carry out, bearing in mind its peculiarities and main habitats and species to protect.

Life Conhabit has made a different space available in each province to carry out this training course. Thus, as well as the space Acantilados de Maro-Cerro Gordo already mentioned for the schools in the province of Granada and also Malaga, the Ribetehilos path in Doñana has been selected, for those in Huelva; the SAC de La Breña y Marismas del Barbate, for those in Cádiz and finally, the Ramblas del Gérgal, Tabernas y Sur de Sierra Alhamilla space for those in Almeria.



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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