June 7, 2023

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Importance of nature parks to our nature

each one May 24th is European Natural Parks Day Commemorating the first nature parks declared on the Old Continent. Sweden is the first country in Europe One of these natural areas received the name Natural Park, which happened in 1909.

Day of Natural Parks Established in 1999 by the EUROPARC consortiumAn organization comprising 39 European countries and created in 1973, it brings together organizations dedicated to the protection of protected natural areas and the entire natural environment.

system EUROPARC-Spain was created in 1993 And, since then, it has been the main forum for protected areas in Spain. In this organization, proposals for the development of natural areas of the country are discussed and prepared.

EUROPARC-Spain is responsible for organizing activities related to the environment and protected natural areas to celebrate the European Day of Natural Parks every year.

And Park nature A protected area consisting of land or water surface presents special biological and topographical characteristics that deserve to be protected and have an autonomous or local purpose. In Spain, there is also a section called National parkThese national parks are natural parks that, due to their natural conditions, should be protected and managed at the national level.

Throughout the entire territory, there are 108 Natural Parks Y 16 National Parks. Likewise, Tonana National Park and Sierra Nevada National Park are part of the Union for Conservation of Nature’s Green List, an international organization that ranks the best protected natural sites on the planet. Besides, the UNESCO It declared Tonana National Park as a World Heritage Site and Teide National Park as a World Heritage Site.

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Other national parks that stand out in Spain are Picos de Europa National Park, Ortesa y Monte Perdido National Park, Ikestordes i Estani de Sant Maurici National Park, Sierra de Cuaderrama National Park, Monfrau, Cabaneros National Park, Timanfaya National Park, Caldera de Taburiente National Park, Garajonay National Park, Cabrera Archipelago Marine-Land National Park and Atlantic Islands Marine-Land National Park from Galicia.

On this European Day of Natural Parks, the aim is to appreciate the importance of nature and its protection.