Students from IES Alto Almanzora de Tíjola collect signatures so that the Sierra de los Filabres is a Natural Park

Students of the IES Alto Almanzora de Tíjola (Almería) collect signatures so that the Sierra de los Filabres is a Natural Park

The high school students of the IES Alto Almanzora de Tíjola (Almería) have started an online petition to ask the Junta de Andalucía to declare the Sierra de los Filabres as a Natural Park, so that they have already exceeded 9.500 rubrics in your campaign, hosted on the Change.org platform.

“The Sierra de los Filabres is the largest plant area in Almería and acts as a natural barrier, slowing the advance of the desert towards the north of the province. It is, also, a space with great environmental value”, have justified in their request. Schoolchildren indicate that more than 50 percent of all flora species cataloged for the province of Almería live in Filabres and approximately the 20 percent of Iberian flora species.

Also, consider that birds are very well represented in the mountains, “with almost of 100 cataloged species, highlighting in its hills and rocks the largest population of the majestic golden eagle in Almería and in its high mountain plains the presence of the most threatened bird in Spain has been confirmed, ricotí lark”.

Equally, have explained that in their “numerous water points” the amphibian is raised and developed “most threatened in Andalusia”, the Betic midwife toad, while “In the Tetica de Bacares two species of endemic ants have been discovered”.

They justify their support for the declaration of the Natural Park in which Filabres in an area “with great lepidopterological interest for its great wealth of butterflies” among them the apollo butterfly of the Sierra de los Filabres stand out, “an endemic species”.

For these reasons, the students consider that the Sierra de los Filabres “should become a natural park”, In this sense, in addition to collecting signatures, they are also holding meetings with various agents, like the mayors of towns in the area.

Source: EuropaPress