The Almeria Environmental delegate verifies the actions of Life Conhabit Andalusia at Macenas Beach, in Sierra de Cabrera-Bédar

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The territorial delegate of the Environment and Spatial Planning of the Government of Andalusia in Almeria, Antonio Martínez, visited the actions of improvement and conservation of the priority habitats that Life Conhabit Andalusia is carrying out at Macenas Beach, within the Sierra de Cabrera-Bédar Natura Network space.

Actions that include the eradication of exotic species (Acacia sp. or Cynodon dactylon), the restoration of habitats through revegetation, as well as the organisation of elements of public use with the installation of fencing and walkways for access to the beach. The main objective of this action on the Macenas Beach is to “preserve the habitats of community interest belonging to the area, highlighting the Mediterranean Salt Steppes (Limonietalia) and its characteristic species, such as the endemic Limonium estevei”, as highlighted by the delegate during his visit.

As such, almost 1.300 metres of fencing have been installed and the works to adapt access walkways to the beach through 126 metres of wooden flooring have begun. Works to prepare the plantation of species have also begun, such as 3,000 specimens of Esparto Grass (Lygeum spartum), another 1,800 of Elymus farctus, 250 of Bushy Restharrow (Ononis ramosissima), another 20 of Mastic (Pistacia lentiscus) and around 2,000 of Sea Daffodil (Pancratium maritimum). Works are planned to begin in spring for the plantation of 150 specimens of Limonium estevei; another 150 of Limonium insigne and between 20 and 30 of African Wolfsbane (Periploca angustifolia). The total investment of this Life Conhabit action in Mojácar municipality is 91.936 euros.



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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