The Municipality of Altea, through its Environment and Tourism departments, is participating in Mallorca in an important conference within the European Interreg Med project, which brings together managers of tourism, environmental and marine protected areas in the Mediterranean to share their policies and develop a commitment that brings together strategies to enhance the natural Mediterranean beach.
The conservation management of Posidonia oceanica, whose meadows extend throughout the Mediterranean, is key to the biodiversity and resilience of the beaches, which is why the administrations are promoting conservation policies and the controlled removal of its upwelling in order to prevent the regression of the coast.
Posidonia oceanica is a plant endemic to the Mediterranean which, under the sea, protects our planet by absorbing between 10 and 15 times more CO2 than the trees of the Amazon, which is why its protection is vital for the conservation of our ecosystems. Posidonia management has become a priority for our town council, and in this type of conference we share our experience and work together with other administrations to create a commitment to our environment.
Town councils and other entities from the Balearic Islands, Valencia, Sardinia, Crete, Montenegro, Cyprus, Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur and Corsica (France), Croatia, Albania, Attika and Macedonia (Greece) are taking part in these conferences.