Chosen the winners of the first poster competition held by the awareness programm A Coast with Roots out of over thirty entries

There are already winners from the first ‘Coastal Habitats, so close yet so far’ poster competition held by A Coast with Roots, in which 30 murals were submitted from the schools that during the year 2016/2017 participated in the Life Conhabit Andalucía environmental awareness and education programme, which is integrated in the ALDEA programme of the PLEAMAR project.

In the end, 2 murals were given awards, ‘Conecthábitat’ from the group in the 2nd year of Secondary School, letter B, at El Picacho High School in Sanlúcar de Barrameda (Cadiz) and ‘Playa de Terreros’ from the class in the 4th year of Primary School at Federico García Lorca Eco-School in the neighbourhood of La Fuente in Pulpí (Almeria).

The breakdown, issued on the 15th, intended to choose the best mural out of those presented in each of the four coastal botanic gardens that were involved in the development programme: the San Fernando Botanic Gardens (Cadiz); El Albardinal, in Níjar (Almeria), Detunda-Cueva de Nerja, in Nerja (Malaga) and Dunas del Odiel in Palos de la Frontera (Huelva). However, 2 prizes remained unfilled due to not reaching the minimum quality required in the competition. 

The prize for the winners will consist of the publication of the winning entry in the form of a calendar and a board game called ‘Diversity for the Future’. Furthermore, the best entries will be published on the project’s website:
The objective of the competition has been to promote the discovery of the coastal landscapes among the school children participating in the programme, offering them the opportunity to demonstrate the knowledge acquired about the most characteristic habitats of the coast and the importance of preserving them in a good state of conservation.

Life Conhabit Andalusia wants to convey its thanks to all the participants in this first edition of the poster competition and also the schools that were part of A Coast with Roots during the year, since their involvement has been key to the development of both. In this regard, the European project is already preparing a new edition of the programme, inviting the educational community of Andalusia to participate and continue to raise awareness among school children, from young to older, about the richness of their coastline and the relevance of its species and habitats.

These are the winning posters:

- 'Conecthábitat', from El Picacho High School in Sanlúcar de Barrameda (Cadiz).

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- 'Playa de Terreros', Federico García Lorca School in La Fuente-Pulpí (Almeria).

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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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