The Government of Castilla-La Mancha, through its Ministry of Sustainable Development, has announced the publication in the Official Gazette of Castilla-La Mancha of a new call for aid for biodiversity worth 1.5 million euros from the European Fund. The call, which can be requested until July 12, is aimed at town halls, associations, companies, individuals, associations and owners of agricultural exploitations involved in various conservation and restoration actions on habitats of flora and fauna species in natural areas. We do. sectors and green infrastructure.
Each project will have a grant of up to 50,000 euros to protect the natural ecosystems of Castilla-La Mancha. These works include restoration and maintenance works on wetlands, such as revitalization of wetland banks and river banks, restoration of degraded areas, forestry works in grasslands, adaptation of enclosures and wildlife routes to protect species, works in bat refuges, Adaptation and construction Action to improve and promote ponds and water points, borders, hedges or gallery forests in steppe areas and the recovery of historical elements of the landscape such as stone walls, fountains, pylons and other areas of patrimonial value. In addition to the eradication of alien species, Red Natura 2000 includes the strengthening of habitats and the inventory and maintenance of unique trees and mature stands.
Minister of Sustainable Development, José Luis Escudero, stresses the importance of conserving and improving the biodiversity of habitats and species included in the Natura 2000 network and managing elements of the landscape to protect the natural heritage so that everyone can enjoy it now Could And in future. Future.
On the other hand, Escudero also announced that various activities have been organized through the Directorate General of Natural Environment and Biodiversity to commemorate the World Biodiversity Day, the European Day of Natural Parks and the World Day of Nature Networks. The activities aim to share with society the value of protected natural places and to promote a connection with nature to help develop a healthy life. Activities include guided tours, workshops, exhibitions and visits to interpretation centers and will take place over the weekend of 20 and 21 May and 27 and 28 May.
Escudero highlighted that in a rapidly changing environment it is essential to create natural opportunities that facilitate connection and discovery in the open air for citizens. Activities include learning about plants in an inclusive activity in the Alto Tajo Natural Park, especially orchids in the Lagunas de Ruidera Natural Park, scientific field work examining nest boxes in Calaras del Mundo and Calaras de la Sima, Alcudia Crossing the jungle in the valley and walking along the trails of the Natural Parks of Sierra Madrona, Sierra Norte de Guadalajara with the ascent of Pico del Lobo and Serranía de Cuenca with their karstic landscapes, and the Natural Park of Barranco del Río Dulce Moving on, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary to this day. Year.