The activity consists of a guided tour of "La cueva de los Monigotes" (literally, the doodle cave), a cavity located within two RN2000 areas simultaneously: SPA "SIERRA DEL MOLINO, EMBALSE DEL QUIPAR Y LLANOS DEL CAGITÁN", ES0000265 SCI "Sierras y Vega Alta del Segura y Rios Alhárabe y Moratalla", ES6200004 The cave hosts a very interesting sample of rupestrian art datin back thousands of years, and it is a part of a World Heritage Site comprising several locations with rupestrian art within Easter Spain, "Rock Art of the Mediterranean Basin on the Iberian Peninsula" A guided tour will be provided by Regional Government's department of Culture Staff. The relevance of the site and its protection, together with that of the natural environment it is found, and the protection of Natura 2000 sites will also be a topic of the visit. After the visit, a volunteering activity will help clear the access to the cave, which is invaded by Giant Reed, an invasive alien species (IAS) that is one of the main scopes of LIFE+13 RIPISILVANATURA PROJECT. A short briefing on IAS, their impacts, and the biology of the Giant reed or the ways to control it will be provided. The event will finish with a courtesy lunch.

Further Information
Admission Registration required
Start May 23, 2015
End May 23, 2015

Country Spain
City Calasparra, Murcia, Murcia, Spain
Address MEETING POING: "LA CURVA" RESTAURANT" Carretera de la Estación, s/n Calasparra, Región de Murcia

Contact details
Organised by CHS/ANSE/CARM
Contact person Jorge Sanchez
E-mail araar@anse.org
Telephone 646011469
Webpage https://www.ripisilvanatura.eu/
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