Aula del Mar in Roquetas (Almeria) shows the exhibition of the value of priority habitats of Life Conhabit Andalusia

Aula del Mar in Roquetas de Mar, Almeria, receives the exhibition of Life Conhabit Andalusia regarding the value of priority habitats that are found in the Andalusian coast.

The exhibition will be available to visitors for a whole week in this location, until next Thursday, September 6th. It was thanks to the interest of the municipality of Roquetas that this was made possible.

After the inauguration, presided by the local director of Life Conhabit in Almeria, Fernando Sanz Fábrega, visitors and technical staff from the municipality were able to know and learn more regarding the benefits that these coastal Andalusian natural treasures give us, thanks to its dynamic portion that explains the exhibition, performed by the specialized team of the project.

This activity allowed to discover the advantages and values of coastal habitats, described in huge panels that make up the exhibition, that highlight the goodness for human well-being and the importance of preserving them.

With this dynamic portion – that will be repeated every first day of the exhibition in each location – the intention is to raise awareness among municipal technical staff first so that they can repeat the same with the rest of the visitors and will be able to explain all the details.

Furthermore, the exhibition is completely translated into English, with the objetive of attracting tourist that are in the área so that they can visit it and also discover the benefits of these natural jewels.

In total, the exhibition is composed of 5 panels that explain this European project developed by the Consejeria de Medio Ambiente y Ordenacion del Territorio.

The first one, gives general and key information about the project and its 10 protected priority habitats and the 15 areas of the Andalusian coast where they are found, as well as the mention of the cofinancing from the EU.

The other 3 panels highlight each of the values given by these natural areas and that are mostly unknown by most people: these are called ecosystem values or benefits.

This way, one of them is dedicated entirely to the regulation service (protection against floods, desertification and climate change) with the added message that preserving these habitats is “your best investment”.

Another one refers to the provision service (food like pineapple and mushrooms or raw matter like wood) and includes data of their economic value.

The next is about the emotional services linked to art and creativity and the benefits of enjoyment as well as tourism and cultural identity, which concludes with the objective of visualizing and reinforcing the link between these habitats and people.

The last panel, the biggest one, aims for the visitors to actively participate in the project and help conserving these habitats. That’s why it has information about the main characteristics of each one of them, to be able to recognize them and gives advice about what to do to protect them.

Life Conhabit Andalusia will continue this exhibition around the 5 Andalusian provinces that are within the 15 Natura 2000 coastal areas that have those 10 priority habitats that need to be protected at European level. This will be done in any of the municipalities and educational centers that collaborate with the project and that request it, as well as in other public centers of the coast.

Any center interested in participating of it please send us an email at info@lifeconhabitandalucia.es

 

 

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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