Councils in Huelva also welcome joint initiatives focussed on strengthening the possibilities of the Natura 2000 Network

Life Conhabit Andalusia continued in Huelva the second round of meetings with the local council with Natura 2000 Network spaces to which it favours, with a new meeting held in the Dunas del Odiel Botanic Garden in Palos de la Frontera, with councils from the province. And it was done in order to convey the possibilities that the Natura 2000 Network spaces have as a source of richness and employment for towns that contain them.

Always since the prerequisite of bringing together conservation of priority habitats with the awareness raising among the population of them, project managers -headed by the regional director of Life Conhabit Andalusia in western Huelva, Enrique Martínez, and José Juan Chans, head of the Doñana natural space- have threshed out before the representative of the municipalities of Punta Umbria, Almonte and Lepe present, the numerous and profitable possibilities that the use of these spaces can suppose for its towns.

Some initiatives that constituted an opportunity to protect and conserve the spaces at the same time as they result in important economic benefits for them.

In this context, the most diverse activities have been put on the table, that range from ecotourism or sustainable tourism to green employment and even promoting the products of the Natura 2000 Network spaces.

For everything, Life Conhabit Andalusia has thanked the response from the town leaders and technical experts from councils in Almonte, Lepe and Punta Umbría who have welcomed the meeting and underlined their interest and receptivity towards the planned initiatives.



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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