The Unesco International Centre on Mediterranean Biosphere Reserves will promote a study to recover the natural areas of Terres de l’Ebre

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  • The study will focus on the recovery of natural spaces that have been affected by theeffects of the Storm Gloria this week.
  • The Terres de l’Ebre biosphere reserve has a high biodiversity and includes one of themost important wetlands in the Mediterranean, the Ebro Delta.

  • The Unesco International Centre, headquarters of the Foundation, is a center for thedissemination of ideas, projects and knowledge, devoted to the sustainablemanagement of natural and cultural heritage.

  • The Abertis Foundation, through the Unesco International Centre on MediterraneanBiosphere Reserves (CIURBM), will promote a study for the recovery of the Terres del’Ebre biosphere reserve, which will focus on the natural spaces that have remainedseverely affected by the effects of the Storm Gloria this week. According to the director ofthe Foundation, Sergi Loughney, “with this study, we want to contribute to the generationof resources for the recovery of the area, which has a very high natural value, and for thiswe will also seek the collaboration of the administrations and entities involved”.


    Terres de l’Ebre, declared a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO in 2013, has a highbiodiversity as a result of a varied relief and strategic geographical situation. With a totalarea of 367,729 hectares, the reserve goes from the dunes of the Ebro Delta to the beechforests of Retaule, one of the southernmost in Europe. The Ebro Delta is also one of themost important wetlands in the Mediterranean.


    Unesco International Centre on Mediterranean Biosphere Reserves
    The institutional headquarters of the Abertis Foundation, located in the Castellet Castle(Barcelona), was declared Unesco International Centre on Mediterranean BiosphereReserves (CIURBM) in 2013. This is the first experience of public-private collaboration inthe field of Category 2 centers of the Biosphere Reserve network, recognized by theUnited Nations organization.

    The more than 70 territories that make up the Mediterranean Biosphere Reserve Network(RRBMed) include a set of diverse and representative locations that host an exceptionalheritage related to biodiversity, landscapes and cultural expressions. The quality of theseenvironmental and cultural resources places the Mediterranean biosphere reserves asplaces of excellence for the promotion of sustainable tourism in all its modalities, in aunique environment of two coasts joined by their culture and nature.


    Since its creation, the Unesco International Centre has established itself as a center forthe dissemination of ideas, projects and knowledge, which acts as an incentive to promoteinterest in cultural and natural heritage, being a paradigm of sustainable heritagemanagement.


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