A year of biodiversity action in Valle de Mena
14 January 2010, Valle de Mena (Spain). Throughout 2009, Valle de Mena – a small town in the North of Spain – has been very active in promoting and taking action for biodiversity in its territory.
Among the activities carried out last year the municipality organized an expedition to clean the Cadagua river in Villasana de Mena and promoted measures to try and eradicate invasive species, like the pampas grass which reached the municipality’s territory from major transport routes. The municipality contributed to the social participation plan for the agenda 21 and held events to present a book on the endangered monchina cow and another on the natural heritage of Valle de Mena.
The municipality of Valle de Mena was one of the winners of the 2009 “Concurso de Proyectos para el Incremento de la Biodiversidad” awarded to those projects which harmonized sustainability and conservation policies aimed at increasing biodiversity at local levels. It received 50.000 Euros which were used for the repopulation of local species in 9-hectare of land.
- Valle de Mena on Countdown 2010 website