The investment comes after the Autonomous Community has achieved the unitary management of the entire National Park.
On Thursday, the Official State Gazette (BOE) published the Agreement between the Balearic Islands Government and the Autonomous Body of National Parks (OAPN) for the financing of management and research activities in the extended part of the Cabrera Archipelago Maritime-Terrestrial National Park.
Thus, the transfer of 9,940,000 during the period 2022 – 2025, to carry out actions based on six axes: investment in infrastructure, boats, vehicles and facilities; research; public use; natural resources; control and surveillance and coordination and organization.
The Councillor for the Environment and Territory, Miquel Mir, expressed his satisfaction with this milestone, “the result of the demands and efforts of this Government, first to achieve the extension of the National Park, and then to achieve unitary management from the Autonomous Community, guaranteeing good financing for its management”. Mir assured that “financially endowing the enlarged part recognises the sovereignty of this land in the conservation of the jewel in the crown of protected natural spaces, allowing it to adapt to the ecological emergency we are facing”.
The Agreement is valid for four years and may be extended for a further four years if the Monitoring Commission so decides. This Commission will be made up of representatives of the Regional Ministry of the Environment and Territory and the OAPN.
The Agency will be responsible for transferring the necessary funds and providing its own staff to facilitate compliance with the Agreement, who will collaborate with the staff of the Regional Ministry. The Environment will be responsible for drawing up and coordinating the projects deriving from the six projects foreseen.