The mayor of Alhama de Murcia, Mariola Guevara, the Councilor for the Environment, Antonio Espinosa and the president of the Association for the Custody of the Territory and Sustainable Development (ACUDE), Pilar Sánchez, today renewed the agreement for the development of joint actions management and public awareness for the conservation and use of natural, cultural and landscape values â€‹â€‹and resources in municipal farms of environmental interest.
The objective of this agreement is divided into seven points:
1. Value the municipal farms and the commitment of the City of Alhama de Murcia with the conservation of the environment.
2. Create the appropriate conditions to get the collaboration of other entities of the municipality in the objectives of this agreement.
3. Promote the full use of environmental and agricultural resources of the territory, promoting management techniques compatible with their conservation.
4. Encourage populations of prey species to increase trophic resources of threatened predator species.
5. Improve the habitat of threatened species.
6. Value the custody of the territory as an adequate tool to raise awareness and involve the population of the municipality of Alhama in the sustainable management and conservation of biodiversity as a scientific, cultural and economic resource.
7. Develop appropriate informative and informative materials for the projection of the initiative and publicly promote the project and its actions.
The agreement signed today is valid for one year and affects the municipal farms of environmental interest of 'La Alcanara', 'Quebrada de Beatriz' and 'La Umbría de Carrascoy', which total an area of â€‹â€‹approximately 450 hectares.
The two parties have committed themselves to the protection of the environment, as well as to the conservation and management of biodiversity and natural spaces.
The collaboration will also be reflected through dissemination and awareness activities in defense of the natural environment.
The ownership of the works is the property of the City Council and ACUDE will be responsible for the maintenance and operation of the facilities, through the coordination of the voluntary staff of the association and the municipal technicians.
ACUDE, for its part, will carry out the creation of hedges on the banks of terraces, with linear planting of shrubs, also the planting of plots with rainfed cereals, the installation of feeders and drinking fountains for wildlife, the arrangement of roads and signaling, among others.
Source: Ayuntamiento de Alhama de Murcia