Destinations Natura 2000 in the International Year of Sustainable Tourism
- The values promoted in this International Year of Sustainable Tourism are represented on the concept of the largest coordinated network of protected areas.
- Around 85,000 species living in Spain there is a landscape, a people, a culture and territory.
We already presented at the International Tourism Fair, FITUR, we are now officially in the International Year of Sustainable Tourism Development 2017, Declared by the United Nations as a reminder of the potential for tourism to achieve 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda, universal in scope, and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (ODS).
The Secretary General of the World Tourism Organization, Taleb Rifai, explained in a press conference in Madrid, that sustainability should not only be environmental but "We must work together to maximize tourism's contribution to economic growth, inclusion social, conservation of cultural heritage and mutual understanding ".
Sustainable tourism in Natura 2000
Values promoted in this International Year of Sustainable Tourism that in Europe have gathered in the largest coordinated network of protected areas, the Natura 2000 network as set forth in Article 2 Habitats Directive 92/43 / EEC of May 21, 1992: "This Directive aims to contribute towards ensuring biodiversity through the conservation of natural habitats and of wild fauna and flora in the European territory of Member States to which the Treaty applies". "The measures taken under this Directive shall take into account the economic, social and cultural requirements and regional and local characteristics".
The great biodiversity of Spain makes it a unique destination, it is the EU country most biodiverse a total of 85,000 species, a tourist attraction increasingly demanded by all Europeans according to the latest Flash Eurobarometer 432 Europeans preferences for tourism.
Where are we going?
Choose a tourist destination with more than 1,800 spaces of the Natura 2000 network that hosts our country is to consumer tastes because options are almost endless. A good source of inspiration to get an idea on sustainable tourism experiences you can find it in the TV series that SEO / BirdLife has produced precisely to publicize this great network and development opportunities offered: The Natura 20000. Life in protected areas in Spain.
And to whet your appetite?
Networks, Asturias – Hotel Los Riegos
In the council of Caso, in the small town of Belerda, Sergio Paloma and they built their home and a small country hotel that serves as a platform to disseminate the natural values of the land.
More information: http://natura2000.seo.org/protagonistas/paloma-.html
Ses Salines of Eibissa i Formentera - Velmari
Underwater almost everything is conditioned by a species. A gifted with an amazing ability to model the environment, species is Posidonia. As an animal more, sharing life underwater, Manu Sanfélix nothing between seagrasses.
More information: http://natura2000.seo.org/protagonistas/manu-sanfelix.html
Sierra de Andujar – Iberia Lynx Land
Since a few years ago with some friends, they created a company dedicated to the observation and photography of nature.
More information: http://natura2000.seo.org/protagonistas/paco-marti.html
Sierra Eagle Heads Corner of Cherry Trees
Among the mountains of Montánchez and Las Villuercas in Caceres, Sierra de Cabezas Eagle, declared as Special Area of Conservation (SAC) is located. Despite being a deeply humanized territory, oak forests still occupy a large part of this landscape. Surrounded by an exceptional nature shaped to fit human beings born Corner cherryA place where agriculture, livestock and rural housing become one.
More information: http://natura2000.seo.org/protagonistas/mario-morales.html