The City Council of Totana, through an environmental project valued at more than 200,000 euros, has begun the work of forest fire prevention in order to increase the diversity of flora and fauna in the place of the sanctuary of the Holy.
This performance, conducted by the company Promovalci, with a total of 212,721.41 euros, was funded by the State Fund for Employment and Local Sustainability in order to contribute to the economic, social and municipal environmental .
The performance area is located on Mount No. 83, the hamlet of La Santa, in the natural park of Sierra Espuña and in the recreation area of the annexes to the shrine.
Furthermore, it is putting a security barrier about 500 meters on the road known as the "chalet" and access to the recreation area, because in that area there are very pronounced corados.
The actions foreseen in the project intended to prevent forest fires, by varying the model of forest fuel and disposing of large volumes of debris, reduce the risk of pests that threaten the health of forests and increase biodiversity or biological diversity, which implies directly increase the diversity of flora and indirectly the diversity of fauna.
Also, as explained Councillor for Planning and Sustainable Development, María José Bedia, will take the steps necessary to control erosion and prevent desertification, promote soil permeability and water retention, with the importance involved.
In this way, said that being a semi-arid area, is to avoid the loss of scenic quality of forest ecosystems, and proceed to reforestation with native species.