Archive for August, 2011

Cajamediterráneo Ahemur and highlight the importance of the small Mediterranean temporary wetlands

Wednesday, August 31st, 2011

Mediterranean temporary wetlands are listed as priority habitats for conservation in the EU for its high biodiversity and its serious conservation problems.

His presence at random in the territory, allowing the presence of fauna and flora are very interesting.

Overall benefit to wildlife because they act as watering points in areas that are characterized by the absence of surface water and highlight its importance as a breeding site for amphibians, which are considered the most threatened group of vertebrates at global.

The project RESTORATION AND RECOVERY OF SMALL WETLANDS IN THE LICS SPAs and Sierra de la Almenara, mulberry, COPE AND HEAD OUT OF LA JARA, AHEMUR initiative (Murcia Herpetological Association), with funding from CAJAMEDITERRÁNEO (CAM) within environmental volunteer program in its call VOLCAM 2011.

Intended to highlight the importance of these ecosystems and the implementation specific experiences of conservation and restoration.

The Sierra de la Almenara, mulberry, Cabo Cope and the head of the Jara has been designated as SPAs (Special Protection Area for birds) and SCI (Site of Community Importance) based on their outstanding environmental values ​​and the presence of endangered species of flora and fauna.

Located in the southwestern region of Murcia, rainfall records are among the lowest in the peninsula (less than 300mm per year) and the availability of surface water is very limited.

The few points of natural or semi existing water conservation issues presented by the abandonment of traditional agricultural and livestock and the consequent silting and opportunistic invasion by terrestrial vegetation.

Maintenance is critical to the survival of 5 species of amphibians present in these areas, natterjack toad (Bufo calamita), common toad (Bufo bufo), common frog (Pelophylax perezi), toad spadefoot (Pelobates cultripes) and common spotted toad (Pelodytes punctatus).

Precisely here lies the southeast edge of the peninsular distribution for these species and populations present in them are very interesting, because they have adapted to unfavorable environmental conditions for amphibians (dryness and low humidity).

AHEMUR volunteers carry out work of cataloging the wetlands located and have taken action for the conservation and restoration.

They also discuss their populations of amphibians, the importance as bioindicators of the health of the environment.

Also want to encourage the participation of the local population, for conducting outreach activities and have been in contact with neighboring landowners and the environment.

From AHEMUR be greatly appreciates the involvement of the social work of the CAM in this pioneering conservation.

Source: AHEMUR

The First International Open J80 La Manga is being funded by the Government of Spain

Wednesday, August 31st, 2011

is part of a revitalization of tourism events in La Manga del Tourism Competitiveness Plan La Manga "Nautical Tourism"

Government Delegation in the Region of Murcia has expressed surprise at a new sample of institutional disloyalty Regional Government to file the I Open Internacional de La Manga hiding J80 that the program is financed with the Government of Spain, and with the municipalities of Cartagena and San Javier and the Nautical Association of Mar Menor.

Specifically, within the Tourism Competitiveness Plan of La Manga "Nautical Tourism" are financed, among other activities, the implementation of major sporting events, nautical tourism, for which intended at its first annual, which is the plan, 160,000 euros.

In total, the Government of Spain is investing in this plan a million euros in three years.

For the Government Office is pathetic performance of those responsible for the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of the Region of Murcia, in the absence of showcasing their own investments probably because it lacks the same, appropriate plans with other government-financed investment and institutions.

Thus, the Government Delegation also recalled that a few days ago also reported investments in the Cueva Victoria in the Tourism Promotion Plan "Sierra Minera" without having obtained from the Ministry responsible for the above explanation or apology.

Tourism Competitiveness Plan in the Region of Murcia

Finally, the Government Delegation in Murcia recalled that at present being carried out 7 Tourism Promotion Plan in our region.

In all of them, acting jointly with the Ministry of Culture and Tourism and the councils of the municipalities benefited.

They also have the participation of representatives of the tourism business sector of each zone.

Specifically, the Government of Spain also co citad the plan of La Manga, the Eagles "The Sea and Fisheries" (with 1 million euros), the plan "Medina Nogalte" Puerto Lumbreras (1.1 million) the "Lorca Taller del Tiempo" (with 869,000 euros) and the so called "Almadenes Canyon" in Cieza and Calasparra (with 1,385,000 euros).

Also found in later stages plans "Sierra Minera" Cartagena and La Union and the "Northeast-Altiplano" in the towns of Fortuna, Abanilla, Yecla and Jumilla.

Source: Delegación del Gobierno en Murcia

The Community participates in the X European Mobility Week

Wednesday, August 31st, 2011

The theme this year is 'Scroll efficiently, improving your mobility' and will be held from 16 to 22 September

The Autonomous Region adheres to the tenth edition of the European Mobility Week, the campaign for sustainable transport with greater impact in the world and takes place this year from 16 to 22 September.

In recent years involving more than 2,000 cities, reaching about 220 million people.

This year's edition aims to cities, organizations, institutions and companies participating promote any sustainable transport, through the amount of energy that citizens could save by switching in a private vehicle movement patterns.

Like every year, held on 22 car-free day, another stage to promote the use of public transport versus private car and encourage individuals and institutions to develop initiatives to reduce emissions to the atmosphere.

During that week, the Public Transport in the Region of Murcia will organize a program of educational activities aimed especially at children's collective in the region through which inform about the benefits of using public transport is ensuring that they each more sustainable, efficient and effective.

With the accession of the Public Transport to the European Mobility Week continues the focus on initiatives at European level, as it did with other projects for the development of environmental policies in the field of public transport, and their adherence the EMTA, European body bringing together the main European transport authorities and whose main objective is to improve the management of mobility and quality of public transport services in the urban environment of European partner cities.

Source: CARM

Families Murcia aid available to purchase books and school supplies totaling 8.5 million euros

Wednesday, August 31st, 2011

Nearly 65,000 families will benefit this year of these grants, which account for 110 euros and 150 primary pupils for High School

About 65,000 families in the region of Murcia will benefit the 2011-2012 academic year of aid to purchase books and school supplies for a total amounting to 8.5 million euros, 50 percent financed by the Community Autonomous Region and the Ministry of Education.

The deadline to apply for these grants, ranging from 110 euros for students in primary and 150 secondary students, was open until June 23, as reported by the regional government in the first half of this year.

The support system articulated by the regional government for the guaranteed purchase of school supplies that the lack of economic means is not an impediment in access to education.

In this regard, the Ministry has established income thresholds higher than those set by the central government so that aid can reach more families and thus benefit those that have lower incomes.

The Ministry regrets the statements made today by the Socialists Murcia on aid for the purchase of school supplies, and remember that the Region of Murcia is the second largest Community education budget, 28.1 percent of total regional budget This highlights the importance attached by the Executive Murcia to the formation of citizens.

Source: CARM

About 40 boats will gather at the First International Open J80 in La Manga del Mar Menor

Wednesday, August 31st, 2011

The event will run from 7 to 10 September and is part of the Tourism Competitiveness Plan of La Manga 'Nautical Tourism'

The director general of Sport and Physical Activity, Antonio Peñalver, today introduced the I International Open J80 La Manga del Mar Menor to be held from 7 to 10 September.

Peñalver noted the importance of these events that "enhance the image of the Mar Menor as a tourist destination while presenting its waters as the most suitable for water sports."

The presentation of the test, sponsored by the Tourism Competitiveness Plan of La Manga del Mar Menor 'Nautical Tourism', also attended by the Councillor of Tourism of the City of Cartagena, Palazón Carolina, Councillor of Tourism of the Municipality of San Javier, Marcelo Antonio Martinez, the secretary general of the Sailing Federation of Murcia, Ignacio Zurueta

The test will bring together 40 vessels from Spain, England, Argentina, USA, Russia, Sweden, Poland, Italy and Portugal.

The base of operations will be the Club Náutico El Estacio, located in Puerto Tomás Maestre.

The J80 is a boat race end with 8.5 and 2.49 meters wide.

In September 2007, created the J80 fleet Mar Menor, with 17 vessels based in the High Performance Centre Infanta Cristina, and as highlighted by Peñalver, "has a very laureate crew, getting excellent positions in national tests and international. "

More information

Source: CARM

The apartments in the region of Murcia in July recorded the highest average stay in the country

Wednesday, August 31st, 2011

The figure stands at 9.41 days, while the average for Spain in the past month is 7.29

The average stay in the apartments registered in the Region of Murcia during the month of July was 9.41 days, which ranks as the highest in the country, according to data released today by the National Institute of Statistics.

The average total country is 7.29 days.

The Minister of Culture and Tourism, Pedro Alberto Cruz, said that in the month of July "is experiencing a general rise in all tourist establishments in the region both hotel and non-hotel, which is a reflection of a fairly clear, that turning point has occurred and that tourism is one of the main engines of economic recovery in the Region of Murcia ".

Regarding the number of travelers who stayed in the apartments of the Region, in July was 13,720, a 9.20 percent increase over the same month of 2010.

Of these, 12,291 were resident in Spain and 1,428 abroad.

In the whole country the increase was 7.38 percent.

As for the period January to July 2011, shows a figure who stayed in apartments in the region of 41,561, representing an increase of 16.31 percent over the same period in 2010, while the national set the figure recorded was 5.87 percent.

Rural and campsites

The number of passengers recorded in the lodgings of the Region of Murcia during the month of July 2011 was 3426, 10.98 percent more than in July 2010.

The average stay was at 3.45 days and the occupancy rate was 12.55 percent.

As the number of travelers who stayed at campsites in the region of Murcia in July, was 23,221, a 15.14 percent over the same month in 2010.

Of these, a total of 20,653 were 2569 residents in Spain and abroad, representing an 3.46 percent more than last year.

This fact, coupled with the 19.28 percent increase in overnight stays, representing an increase of foreign tourists who stayed at campsites in the region.

In the rest of Spain, the rise in passenger numbers and overnight stays was 1.14 and 1.04 percent respectively.

In the period January to July 2011, reflects that the campsites in the region experienced a 2.78 percent increase in travelers, over the same period in 2010, while the rest of the nation as a whole the rise was 0.42 percent.

Source: CARM

IU-Greens calls for "maximum protection" for the Sierra Atamaria and Calblanque

Wednesday, August 31st, 2011

The head of Environment IU-Greens, Victoria Rodriguez, today denounced the "low" degree of planning and management of protected areas in the Region of Murcia, and demanded "maximum protection" for the Sierra Atamaria and Calblanque .

Rodriguez has also highlighted the "lack" of human and material resources allocated to the management of protected areas, and pointed out that IU-Greens in October 2010 filed a motion for the development and implementation of the Regional Law on Forestry.

At the same time stressed the need to make an amendment to the General Urban Plan of Cartagena in the area of ​​Huerta Calesa appears unprotected.

"Right now, the priority has to be in the recovery of the devastated area by the fire and the protection thereof, and to urbanize the buffer strip is not exactly the most appropriate way to preserve it," he concluded.

Source: IURM

Agriculture promotes the recovery of indigenous livestock breeds in danger of extinction

Wednesday, August 31st, 2011

Funds research projects Chato Murciano pig, cow and hen Levantina Murcia Murcia

IMIDA researchers, universities in the region, livestock enterprises associations and partners contribute to the development of these species

The Ministry of Agriculture and Water is promoting several research projects on indigenous livestock breeds in danger of extinction, such as Chato Murciano pig, cow-Levantina Murcia Chicken and Murcia.

All these races are subject to special protection from the states signed the protocols of the Conference on Biodiversity, sponsored by the UN and held in Rio de Janeiro in 1992.

The Director General of Agro-Food Industry and Agricultural Training Lidón Angel Garcia, said today as the contribution of this research that "the obligation to maintain and preserve these breeds lies not only in scientific and economic aspects but also cultural, since for we mean the maintenance of livestock assets inherited from our ancestors. "

Team Animal Breeding Research Institute Murciano and Agricultural Development and Food (IMIDA) has been working on the recovery and conservation of these races, tuning and technical support programs for conservation, such as the creation of a bank germplasm, which store sperm, oocytes and embryos of these species, in collaboration with the University of Murcia, through two projects funded by the Ministry and the National Agricultural Research Institute.

It also carries out in collaboration with livestock associations, management of herd books, performing the molecular genetic control and morphological purity of the animals.

It also conducts studies on processed meat products, hams refer to Chato Murciano, among others, developed with the UCAM.

To enhance the breed of hen Murcia, the IMIDA is developing techniques to obtain the Capon Murciano, a product that has great potential because of its high commercial value and acectación by the most demanding consumers.

These geldings are in high demand in every corner of Murcia.

Commercial Activity

The CEO noted that all these research projects "have fueled an industrial and commercial production of wealth that did not exist a decade ago and has brought together the significant increase in breeding stock."

Thus, in the Chato Murciano pig breed has grown from 14 players in 1996 to over 600 today.

La Gallina Murcia has dramatically increased the number of players, who have contributed to the competitions and exhibitions such as the Cattle Fair of Murcia, held in Azacaya.

Cow-Levantina Murcia national census has increased to 63 copies and maintains a recovery program with races racial using backcross related IMIDA controlled.

At present, both copies with purity, as with 50, 75 and 87'5 per cent of genes in the race.

Lidón Garcia concluded that "it is necessary to find new financing sources and the European Union, to existing and new farmers participate in conservation programs of these animals in rural areas of our geography."

He also noted "the need for new legislation to suit the needs of conservation and maintenance of custom, in order to promote livestock products such as pork loin and ham Chato, the capon de Murcia and Murcia beef. "

Source: CARM

Wednesday, August 31st, 2011


Ecologists in Action rejects constitutional reform

Wednesday, August 31st, 2011

Ecologists in Action rejects constitutional reform demanded by the markets.

It is nonsense to propose a spending ceiling at a time which should be investing in social cohesion, education, health and protection, defense and improvement of our environment.

On the proposal to Zapatero, Rajoy and agreed with other parties of the right of the parliamentary spectrum, Ecologists in Action shows his absolute rejection and urgent demands for a retraction to the social impact, environmental and policy that can lead to a measure of this nature.

For Ecologists in Action is unacceptable to the markets, causing the current economic collapse, exhausted Mediatic popular sovereignty and political decisions.

According to the organization of the draft constitutional reform proposed will add to economic collapse, political and other social.

The Greenpeace asserts that this constitutional reform is to show the state's submission to the markets at the expense of social welfare.

Ecologists in Action, also remember that this constitutional amendment is part of the attack suffered by the states of the markets after the Second World War.

Is rat, Ecologists in Action said, the bearings of popular sovereignty and own recent public resources in order to revive the battered macroeconomic figures.

According to the organization is nonsense to propose a spending ceiling at a time which should be investing in social cohesion, education, health and protection, defense and improvement of our environment.

They also accuse the executive and their political accomplices of secrecy, darkness and anti-democratic spirit.

This organization believes that a reform of this kind should never be proposed and if done should be the citizens who decide.

Finally, Ecologists in Action calls for not only a spending ceiling, but a budget cut, military spending, industrial development irresponsible and harmful to the environment and society, repressive bodies that, in light of recent events, have been shown profoundly undemocratic, and so on.

The environmental organization returns to warn of risk to the Spanish society of entering an arena in which social instability collide with market interests and a submissive and police.

Therefore, Ecologists in Action is opposed to constitutional change and calls for at least a referendum prior to joining the actionable cyberaction you are requesting the referendum.

To force the PSOE and the PP to reverse its anti-social purposes, and undemocratic antiambientales will join the demonstrations called from 15M over the next few days, encouraging participation in the demonstration to be held this Friday, day 2, at 20 30 hours in the Garden of Floridablanca in Murcia.

Source: Ecologistas en Acción