The works for the inclusion of the Coterillo pond in the initial part of the saline circuit ended in December 2020. The objective has been to create a green infrastructure that allows the circulation of water, thus ensuring the water maintenance of this pond in a range of optimal salinity for the “fartet” (Aphanius Iberus) populations, which disappeared from Coterillo due to the water deficit and the high salinities reached (> 120g / L).
As we explained in previous news, this small endemic fish from the Spanish Mediterranean coast is listed nationally as Endangered in the National Endangered Species Catalogue.
This week, companions from the University of Murcia who were carrying out wildlife monitoring work within the framework of the LIFE Project, have verified the presence of “fartet” in Coterillo, only two months have passed since the completion of the works.
Recolonization is great news! We hope that the fartet population will establish itself, thus expanding its current range within the Regional Park.