Jul 11, 2012

UNESCO Declared the Natural Park of Las Ubiñas-La Mesa


The International Coordinating Council of Man and Biosphere Programme, the Organization of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) approved on Wednesday in Paris, the declaration of the territory of Natural Park of the La Mesa as Ubiñas Biosphere Reserve.

As recalled by the Government of the Principality, Asturias already has six spaces integrated into this global network, given that stocks of Somiedo Narcea Muniellos-sources, Networks, Picos de Europa (shared with Castilla y León and Cantabria ) and Rio Oscos, and Terras de Buron Eo (shared with Galicia ) is now added the Natural Park of Las Ubiñas-La Mesa.

Among the factors that will benefit the territory, the Ubiñas-La Mesa with the declaration of a Biosphere Reserve include the internationally recognized as a natural environment of great diversity and high degree of conservation, promoting the area, increasing tourism, the establishment population and depopulation brake.

Furthermore, the area will become part of the Tourism Product Club Biosphere Reserves, a territorial seal that is implanted locally but which has international recognition.

Moreover, the decision of UNESCO will facilitate in the territory sustainable economic development and improved living standards of its inhabitants, through collaboration agreements between administrations in proceedings relating to infrastructure, sanitation or conservation.

In addition, the Natural Park of Las Ubiñas-La Mesa is integrated into the Spanish Network of Biosphere Reserves, composed now of 45 spaces that have common elements of identification, dissemination, and surveys and other actions relating to interest exchanges of experience, collaboration and mutual learning.

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