The traveling exhibition 'Posidonia 100% Mediterranean 'reaches Villaricos.

The traveling exhibition 'Posidonia 100% Mediterranean ', until a few days ago was in Pulpí, will arrive tomorrow Villaricos, Cuevas del Almanzora, which will be open to the public until 5 March, Center on Aging. This exhibition, already toured the province of Almería 2012 and 2013, Life is part of the project Posidona Andalucía, the Conservation Association, Information and Research on Cetaceans (CIRCE) conducted throughout the Andalusian coast coordinated by the Ministry of Environment and Spatial Planning and financing of CEPSA. Esta gira III, that began last January in Mojacar, continue until next June his tour municipalities Levante and Almeria capital to show the importance of the conservation of this marine plant for the future of the coast.

Visit, it is free, will be attended by educators, and once the tour ended, an interpretive and participatory discussion with stakeholders will take. Exposing Villaricos has the support of the City of Cuevas del Almanzora.

The exhibition is one of the actions of the Life Nature project 'Conservation of seagrass meadows in the Andalusian Mediterranean', coordinated by the Ministry of Environment and Spatial Planning, and seek to stop the loss of this ecosystem key to the coastal economy and Andalusia Almeria, and ensure long-term preservation.

In 2012, exposure was in Garrucha and Rodalquilar, in 2013 toured the west of Almeria, and in 2014 Almeria Levante will travel, that is the most important conservation area of ​​Andalusia Posidonia oceanica. This exhibition will give visitors an original way to know the reality of the Andalusian Mediterranean seabed.

Ancient Prairies

The exhibition features a cube five feet wide by five long, coated canvas that can project information videos about the current status of Posidonia oceanica, a kind of marine plant that is only found in the bottom of the Mediterranean Sea, and is an important environmental resource and economic value. It has a very slow growth, develops very stable meadows and ancient ages. Visitors will also have promotional material that has been designed and supervised by CIRCE personalities of the educational community.

Contamination by oil spills or sewage, works on the coast, malpractice in trawling and invasion of alien algae, are some of the causes of the regression of this important plant for the marine ecosystem, which has seen its size reduced drastically in recent times, hurting small breeding fish species or natural clean water.

Information of Interest

The project has a total budget of 3,56 million, funded by the European program LIFE Nature and funded by CEPSA. Its scope is the Andalusian natural areas included in the Natura 2000, where there are underwater meadows of Posidonia oceanica, Municipalities and influenced by these natural spaces.

Project partners are the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Rural Development, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), Conservation, Information and Research on Cetaceans (CIRCE), the Andalusian Federation of Fishermen (FACOPE), the Andalusian Federation of Fisheries Associations (FAAPE), Agency Farm Management and Fisheries (AGAPA), the Environment Agency and Water and the coordinating partner, the Ministry of Environment and Spatial Planning.

After a stint in Mojacar, Vera, Pulpí and Villaricos, the exhibition will travel Garrucha, of 7 to the 21 March, and subsequently may be accessed in Carboneras, Nijar and Almería.