Salinera Española and ANSE sign a 4-year custody agreement (extendable to 10 years after the completion of the LIFE-Salinas Project) with the aim of maintaining the biodiversity conservation and protecting the main nesting colonies of waterfowl located in the Regional Park as well as their priority habitats 1510: Mediterranean salt steppes (Limonietalia) and 2250: Coastal dunes with Juniperus spp in the SCI and SPA ES0000175 “Salinas y Arenales de San Pedro del Pinatar”.
Julio F. Fernández, manager of Salinera Española S.A., and Pedro García, director of ANSE, signed on Friday, February 1, the agreement that guarantees the actions regarding the conservation of aquatic birds (Audouin’s gull and other wading birds) and dune habitats (among others, the saline steppes and juniperus forests) to be continued once the project has finished. The actions planned for the next years are:
a) To develop specific actions in order to control exotic species in dune spaces and its restoration with native vegetation.
b) To develop environmental education and volunteering as well as biodiversity conservation activities.
c) To avoid the establishment of yellow-legged gull (Larus michahellis) colonies in nesting areas for endangered species, given their predation on them.
d) To protect the dunes of La Llana beach by taking actions against erosion (e.g. by using oceanic posidonia piles).
Salinera Española will contribute by funding the development of these actions, in addition to the European Union’s financing and other incomes from the rest of the project partners.