PortCastelló demonstrates the rich diversity of marine life in this protect area.
The Port Authority of Castellón is helping to inform the public about the Columbretes Marine Reserve by setting up an information panel in a transited area of the ‘Moll de Costa’ quay, near the old lighthouse. This panel is apart of the LIFE+INDEMARES project (Inventory and Designation of the Natura 2000 network in Marine Areas of Spain) the aim of which is to conserve the marine environment.
The president of the Port Authority of Castellón, Francisco Toledo, highlighted the importance of cooperating with this kind of project because, “it helps to make the public more aware of the value of the Columbretes Islands, and inform people of the rich diversity of marine life there and to promote conservation measures.”
The placement of these panels coincides with the European Commision officially naming the area as a ‘Place of Regional Importance’ in the Natura 2000 network. In fact the Columbretes Marine Area was one of ten marine areas proposed by the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and the Environment as being designated an ‘Area of Regional Importance’.
The panel measuring 200×100 centímetres, presents illustrations of the volcic origin of the islands which has given rise to its unusually rich fauna and flora.