Sponsored by Andalucia
The rural farmland abandonment, depopulation, is probably the main threat for Spanish Wilderness. Although it is not very significant yet in Andalusia, it is essential to start taking some preventative steps now. Andalusia´s biodiversity, its natural heritage, is the best in all Europe. The inhabitants of this area are starting to realize the importance of the different jewels of the fauna, flora and geology. The best known hotspots for birdwatching don´t actually have this problem.
In other remote areas, sierras, deserts, high mountains…people need to realize that endemic birds, orchids, butterflies, dragonflies, moths… are able to attract foreign visitors prepared to spend some money to discover this treasure.
Where to go, how to get there and which are the new Andalusian companies, the local ones, to trust, will be the main story of this talk.
Date(s) - 17/08/2018
1:00 pm - 1:20 pm
Harrier Lecture Theatre