Almuñécar Environment Week

ALM Infoca material standHere’s your chance to find out more about local flora and fauna, above and below sea level within the municipality of Almuñécar and along the Costa Tropical.

No doubt some of you have already been checking out the fauna in the town’s night-life areas, but this is different.

Today’s inauguration ceremony in the Acuario, apart from speeches, etc, also saw a few boys toys, as Infoca firefighters were showing off their lorries and equipment in general today – steady, ladies!

So what have we got? Well, we’ve got the Acuario, to start with where you can see what’s off the town’s beaches without getting wet.

“The Granadinian coastline has 4,000 hectares, officially recognized as Areas of Special Conservation, such as the Acantilados de Maro-Cerro Gordo, Punta de la Mona, Tesorillo, as well as, Calahonda and Castell de Ferro,” pointed out the Councillor for the Environment, Luis Aragón.

Anyway, from today until the 12th there will be six days containing diverse activities, such as an exhibition of illegal hunting traps and fishing nets, talks on environmental issues and workshops for kids, for example.

Tomorrow, Friday the 8th there will be a workshop entitled “Looking After Our Coastline,” for the kids in summer schools.

Saturday the 9th: Activities will take to the streets, along the Paseo Puerta del Mar, where there will be a marquee containing an exhibition of marine life; namely snails and barnacles.

Monday the 11th: starting at 20.00h in the Acuario there will be a talk on birds and the illegal use of poisons. This talk will be given by members of the Brigada de Venenos belonging to the provincial Environmental Office.

Tuesday the 12th: there will be a guided tour of the Paraje Natural de los Acantilados de Maro-Cerro Gordo onboard a solar-powered craft belonging to the Spanish branch of the World Wildlife Foundation.

(News: Almunecar, Costa Tropical, Granada, Andalucia)

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