Advice and Rules

This section includes educational aspects and some practical advice in accordance with each sector or interest:

1. If you manage beaches and coastal areas:

  • Minimisation of urban pressure on coastal dunes for transformation in boardwalks and households.
    Cleaning of the sand with natural resources. The mechanical cleaning of the beaches in immediate areas of the dunes prevents the growth of plants.
    Establishing of periods with a lower influx of users on the beaches on which the remains of Posidonia oceanica are not withdrawn as protection against the loss of sand from beaches.
    Maintaining the natural soil of the beaches, avoiding replacement of pebbles with sand.
     

2. If you visit beaches and coasts:

  • Using access to the beach created for this purpose.
    Recommendations for maintaining the environment free of waste and remains, depositing them in the nearest bins.
    Compliance with the warnings of the signs and coastal regulations, mainly on the prohibition of use of fire and camping in the coastal area.
    Respect the animals and plants of the environment, many of them are protected species.
    Avoid pets accessing the beach without a lead, and, in particular, avoid them accessing dunes, because they are very fragile ecosystems.
    Participation in environmental campaigns, environmental itineraries, talks, volunteering. The first step to conserving something is knowing it.
     

3. If you are a coastal tourism professional:

  • Sustainable Tourism or Ecotourism volunteering certificate.

4. If you are in the agricultural sector:

  • Minimise, insofar as possible, the generation of waste.
    Adequately manage the waste resulting from greenhouses and/or open cultivations. If they are not submitted to authorised managers for their correct treatment, they may result in image, environmental and health problems.
    Carry out adequate control and management of the plastic remains of agricultural origin, produced by renovation of the cover of greenhouses.
    Use the clean points and areas equipped for waste collection, particularly for those that may be dangerous.
    Control and reduce as far as possible the use of chemical products.
    Do not introduce livestock in areas inhabited by protected flora species and do not exceed the livestock density in each case.
    Minimise the access of livestock to coastal dunes, since they are very fragile ecosystems. A high livestock density may cause an impact due to trampling the soil (compaction) and an excessive herbivory of the vegetation.