This week, the media covered the evolution of the work that the Association of Naturalists of the Southeast is developing in the Salinas y Arenales de San Pedro del Pinatar Regional Park within the LIFE Salinas Project.
So far, ANSE has removed more than 30 m3 of Invasive Alien Species (IAS) from the dune fronts of La Llana beach and the San Pedro Leisure port (an area of approximately 5 hectares). However, the task of removing IAS will continue until 2022, when the Project is scheduled to end. During this last period, invasive trees and bushes will also be cut down and areas where work has already been done will be reworked on, as one of the most notable attributes of IAS is their ability to resist extermination efforts.
Among the species eliminated by the Association, Elands sourfig (Carpobrotus acinaciformis) and the sentry plant (Agave americana) have been the ones most frequently removed from the sandbanks, and it’s worth mentioning that both of them pose a serious threat to biodiversity and seriously degrade the invaded habitats.
“ANSE retira más de 30 m3 de Especies Exóticas Invasoras en los arenales de San Pedro del Pinatar”
“Duelo sin piedad contra las exóticas invasoras de las dunas de San Pedro”
“Menos especies invasoras en San Pedro”