Join the campaign to publicize the largest network of protected areas in the world
- SEO / BirdLife by the EFE Agency launches this initiative, in which 18 European countries participate
- With the contribution of citizens a conservation project will take place in Doñana, one of the areas most emblematic Natura 2000 network in Europe
- The campaign is based on an as simple as sending a photo by Butterfly with hands gesture under the slogan "A simple gesture can change everything"
The Natura 2000 Day is celebrated on 21 May, thanks to the campaign of SEO / BirdLife and Agencia EFE launch last year by the Life + Activate your real wealth, Natura 2000 project.
Campaign Natura 2000 Day seeking gestures of citizens in favor of the conservation of natural ecosystems and the birds that live in them. Each year, the gestures, will contribute to the conservation of a particular site of the Natura 2000 network in Europe and this year the venue is Doñana in Spain.
known gestures by the Red Natura 2000
As in his first celebration, the campaign has the support of citizens, institutions and faces known as the journalist Juan Ramón Lucas, violinist Ara Malikian and cook Ferran Adrià, participating in the video campaign.
Everyone can participate with a simple gesture like sending a photo by gesture hands butterfly with the web www.natura2000day.eu . also you can participate by tagging the photo from Twitter, Facebook or Instagram with the hashtag #Natura2000Day
For schools, they are made specific materials available for teachers to perform tasks related to Natura 2000 network with the aim of spreading among students knowledge of this great network, consisting of 26,000 protected areas covering activities one million square kilometers throughout Europe.
With all received gestures will develop a conservation project in Doñana, one of the areas of the Natura 2000 network more emblematic of Europe. With every gesture 25sqm Brook Rocina be restored, and 16 grams of lead pellets were removed, potentially equivalent to saving 25 geese.
Environmental restoration Brook Rocina
Brook Rocina represents the main contribution of water that reaches the marshes of El Rocio. This is one of the most visited Doñana as a strategic point for bird watching locations. This place is suffering the invasion of Xanthium strumarium invasive exotic plant that displaces native flora forming very dense canopies hogging space and light. With the campaign manually remove invasive plant stream margins, thanks to the collaboration of volunteers.
Gestures for Doñana
One of the most spectacular events of winter and one of the emblems of Doñana is the concentration of more than 50,000 geese in mobile dunes of Cerro Los geese, where all the sunrises gather to eat sand and help in the digestion of hard
This year, in 18 countries
Spain leads the European Day of Natura 2000, which have joined Croatia, Cyprus, Finland, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia and the UK, countries participating through the partners of BirdLife International.