"Our environment makes us more competitive in Europe"
EFEverde interview to Asuncion Ruiz
- The Natura 2000 Day, Held on 21 May, it will be a "magical" celebration contagious nature and demonstrate that "our real wealth is our natural environment, a brand that makes us competitive and excellent in Europe".
Cristina Yuste - EFEverde- The executive director of the Spanish Ornithological Society (SEO / BirdLife), Asuncion Ruiz, said in an interview with EFEverde that the economic crisis has shown that something in our life has to change and that the Internet offers "an opportunity for different development more friendly and future-proof. "
To Asuncion Ruiz, the Natura 2000 network is not only the great commitment to conservation in Europe, it is also a unique opportunity to receive funds to help reconcile economic development of the places linked to these protected areas and preservation.
In this regard, the executive director of SEO / BirdLife recalled the difference with other forms of protection, which make natural spaces in "sanctuaries" of conservation with some restrictions for maintenance of traditional activities.
We are not alone
Asuncion Ruiz stressed that and are 18 European countries that have joined Spain in celebration of this second edition of the Day of Natura 2000, which means "pride and satisfaction" for the project managers, SEO / BirdLife and Agencia EFE.
On the other hand, the fact that Europe recognizes the importance of this date shows that "we are already many who understand that any economic activity is not sustained without the care and respect for natural resources, its source and sustenance."
Asuncion Ruiz lamented that still many citizens, even those directly linked to the spaces of the Natura 2000 network, ignorant of its meaning, but was convinced of the effectiveness of the work of reporting and disclosure that perform SEO / BirdLife and Agencia EFE.
A gesture by the Red Natura 2000
Therefore, it has asked the popular support in social networks broadcasting the campaign for the European Day of Natura 2000 and the mass participation in the collection of "gestures" with protected areas, in the webwww.natura2000day.eu