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The Sustainable Villa Master Plan develops a successful technical day with experts from the Mar Menor (26/02/2020)

The professors and professors of the University of Murcia Francisco Robledano, Gustavo Ballesteros and Ángel Pérez Ruzafa give three presentations on fauna, flora, ecosystems and surroundings of the Mar Menor.

The activity is framed within the February actions of the Sustainable Villa Master Plan of Fuente Álamo and has the collaboration of the Autonomous Community of the Region of Murcia.

Parallel to the Technical Day, visits by schools, associations and the general public continue to the exhibition "Mar Menor: our wetland" located in the Museum of Fuente Alamo.

The Agrarian Chamber of Fuente Álamo has witnessed an extraordinary Technical Conference on the Mar Menor.

The initiative promoted by the Sustainable Villa Master Plan of Fuente Álamo, created by Marevents Global Communication for the City of Fuente Álamo, in collaboration with the Ministry of Water, Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Environment, has had the intervention of three reputed experts on the flora, fauna, ecosystem and environment of the largest salty wetland in Europe, the Mar Menor.

This activity promoted on the occasion of World Wetlands Day has concentrated more than 200 people in the exhibition hall of the Agricultural Chamber of Fuente Álamo.

The first to intervene was the Doctor and Professor of Ecology at the University of Murcia Francisco Robledano.

His talk, under the title “Salinas de San Pedro.

A unique ecosystem ”, has allowed a historical tour of this protected regional space, as well as the positive impact on the ecological development that the natural park has had in the Mar Menor.

Robledano has also shown the richness that other old salt marshes have contributed to the wetland, such as those of Marchamalo.

A paper that has aroused the interest of the attendees, as it has been latent in the question time, where most have dealt with the particularities of the Regional Park of San Pedro and the main differences with other similar ecosystems in Spain.

Then Gustavo Ballesteros, professor at the University of Murcia and Professor of Geology Degree and Master in Wildlife Management, has presented his presentation called "Limícolas and other water birds" to the restless attendees.

An intervention that has shelled the great variety of flying fauna of the Mar Menor wetland.

The renowned teacher has influenced the most striking and well-known species that live in the wetland environment where flamingos, avocetas, cormorants or storks stand out, among many other species.

Very recognized birds in Fuente Álamo because many of them can be seen frequently in different parts of the municipality.

The final touch of the day has been in charge of Ángel Pérez Ruzafa, Professor of Ecology at the University of Murcia and expert in the Mar Menor.

His intervention has been the perfect climax to the Technical Conference.

Under the title “Mar Menor.

Conservation and Future ”the renowned UMU researcher has made the attendees reflect on the importance of taking care of the environment of all municipalities bordering the Mar Menor because of its impact on the wetland.

In parallel, today the exhibition "Mar Menor: our wetland" has continued in the Municipal Museum of Fuente Álamo.

The sample will be available for your visit until next March 1st.

The available visiting hours for the Museum in organized groups upon registration, go from 4 to 6 pm until Friday.

While on Saturday, February 29 and March 1, the exhibition will hold its open days with an uninterrupted schedule from 10 to 17 hours.

Those interested in conducting the guided tour can sign up by sending an email to or by phone 664154004.

This unique exhibition is divided into 6 different spaces with unique photographs of flora, fauna and ecosystems, reliefs of the islands, as well as a children's workshop articulated through the members of the Salty Gang, six friendly inhabitants of the Mar Menor who have come alive called Nacra, Medusa, Prawn, Seba, Anguilla and Caballito.

They are helping visitors during the tour and show the spaces, as well as reinforce the values ​​of sustainability and environmental care of the wetland.

All the activities framed in the Sustainable Villa Master Plan, created by Marevents Global Communication for the City of Fuente Álamo, are carried out month by month with different themes according to the Sustainable Development Goals.

All these actions are focused on raising awareness among the inhabitants in the active conservation of the environment.

To do this, they have the supervision and control of the Mareco consultancy, specializing in Carbon Footprint compensation projects.

And it is that this control is fundamental so that, all the actions that are being carried out, are carried out in a sustainable way and are 100% respectful with the environment.

Source: Agencias

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