Valle del río Mijares

The plot is situated in the valley of the River Mijares, between the Martés and Malacara mountain ranges; and 12 km from the village of Yátova, where natural expanses of interest abound.

It is a piece of land of great ecological interest, between a LIC (place of community interest) and a ZEPA (area of special protection for birds). At the same time, it forms part of an area that was proposed for declaration as the National Park of the Sierras Martés, del Ave y de Malacara.

For these reasons, we find the need to preserve and improve this area as, although protected, it is not correctly managed. At the same time, the land lacks regeneration capacity due to the high density of existing conifers as a result of the degradation and abandonment of the woods.

Due to this, Fundem has signed a guardianship agreement with the Association Connecta Natura, which has given rise to the Lligabosc project. The main objective of the project is the recovery of the indigenous Mediterranean woods, along with the prevention of fires and infestations. These goals make it necessary to carry out different activities which combine the protection of the landscape and the biodiversity of the Mediterranean vegetation. To achieve this, we propose different activities:

  1. Control of the scrub land and the clearing of dense masses of pine wood to encourage the presence of oak, scarce in the area, with the objective of preventing infestations and forest fires.
  2. The creation of colonising species to establish the ecosystem and reduce the risk of fires, encouraging deciduous species such as the ash, the small leaved oak or the maple.
  3. The creation of colonising species to establish the ecosystem and reduce the risk of fires, encouraging deciduous species such as the ash, the small leaved oak or the maple.
  4. The clearing of the pastures where there are communities of orchids and other herbaceous species, the preservation of which is of interest.

In addition, a collaborating member of Fundem owns a plot of similar size which has a microreserve of flora evaluated by the Conselleria de Medio Ambiente; its position, very close to that acquired by Fundem, doubles the area preserved by individuals and private entities.

Cadastral data:

Zone: Date land registry: Value € Area Pol: Plot: Land registry reference:
El Peñón. Yátova
22/12/2009 10.000 € 31.480 m2 15 36 46263A015000360000KO

 

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