THE regional government is committed to protecting Andalucia’s rich heritage, pledged Carmen Crespo who heads the Junta’s Environment department.
“This means ensuring, as far as possible, that the region’s natural environment is maintained in the best possible condition so that it can be enjoyed both now and in the future,” she declared.
Crespo was speaking during a recent visit to the Cabo de Gata -Nijar national park, where she was accompanied by Almeria City’s mayor Ramon Fernandez-Pacheco and his Nijar counterpart, Esperanza Perez.
The Environment chief’s visit coincided with the World Environment Day, embodied this year by the Reimagine, Recover, Restore slogan.
Crespo stressed the Junta’s commitment to protecting and promoting the geological heritage of the Cabo de Gata-Nijar park’s which last year was renewed as a Biosphere Reserve after “retaining intact” the qualities that first earned it European recognition in 1997.
“During the present legislative term, the Junta has spent roughly €5 million on promoting sustainable use of this national park and environmentally-friendly businesses,” Crespo said.
“Our objective is to encourage responsible and sustainable ecotourism that will boost out-of-season demand and diversify the offer while promoting an orderly use of the environment thanks to guidelines that impose minimum negative impact.”
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