The project highlights the buses to the beaches of Acantilados Maro-Cerro Gordo as an example of conservation

Life Conhabit Andalusia welcomes the service of public transport made available in summer to access the beaches of Cantarriján (in Almuñécar, Granada) and El Cañuelo (in Nerja, Malaga), located in the Natura 2000 Network natural space Acantilados de Maro-Cerro Gordo, as a means of conserving its unique coastal habitats.

The project thus highlights it based on the progressive increase of users that this service has registered since it started working in 2008, as an alternative of the Environment and Town and Country Planning Department of the Regional Government of Andalusia to the prohibition of circulating with motor vehicles around the said natural space between 1 July and 31 August, with the aim of protecting it and also raising awareness about its enormous natural richness to the thousands of visitors that it transports each summer.

The fact is that more than 83.000 people used this public transport service to visit one of the beaches tucked away in this magnificent natural space last summer. Specifically, 32.483 decided on the beach of Cantarriján and another 50.638 preferred El Cañuelo). This is the highest figure of users that the service has achieved to date and it is increasing progressively each summer. A display of interest that wakes up this space, which is SAC, SPAB and SPAMI, as well as the important habitats that it contains: 12 of community interest status of which 3 are priority.

Specifically, the bus that takes the Granada beach of Cantarriján has an audio in Spanish and English that disseminates the main values of this space subject of Life Conhabit Andalusia.

 

 

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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