The w.w.t. (Wildfowl & Wetland Trust) visit to “la Laguna de la Herradura” Day 1

The w.w.t. (Wildfowl & Wetland Trust) visit to “la Laguna de la Herradura” Day 1

WWT. English is a foundation, leading global restoration, conservation and management of wetlands. Today, on November 17, 2010, we received the visit to the Laguna de la Herradura as technical, Matthew Simpson. Matthew is Associate Director of WWT Consulting, responsible for project development analysis, restoration, preservation and creation of wetlands, as well as planning and economic development of the area.

Sierra Trek, along with the city of Ubeda, WWT requested a study on the conservation status of the Alto Guadalquivir Natural Area and its possible restoration, with the idea of returning to this protected area of high ecological value enjoyed by the late the 80′s.

Following the olive processing in the whole valley of the Guadalquivir, accompanied by a poor agricultural practices, nothing environmentally friendly, has reached the stage of the Natural siltation due to soil loss from the surrounding olive groves andpollution of water-based fertilizers, pesticides and herbicides used to remove the cover of this crop.

During the evening of his first day in Úbeda, I accompanied Matthew to the Alto Guadalquivir Natural Area, known as the “Laguna de la Herradura, located south of the city in Doña Aldonza Reservoir and the area known as” Las Tablas de Pedro Marin “(in the reservoir of the same name). I really was impressed by the landscape, and species of birds can be found throughout the year (about 125, of which 60 are exclusively aquatic.) But he also struck by the sorry state of preservation is the wetland and poor agricultural practices developed throughout the area of influence.

We observed the following species of birds, kestrel, buzzard, Stilt, Avocet, Mallard, Spoon European Gadwall, Common Teal, Grey Heron, Little Egret, Cattle Egret, Marsh Harrier, Moorhen, Common Coot, grebes boy, Owl.

That night back in Úbeda, we met with Keith, and talk about the conservation project of La Herradura tasting some delicious snacks at the Bar “The Feedlot”.

1 Comments for "The w.w.t. (Wildfowl & Wetland Trust) visit to “la Laguna de la Herradura” Day 1"

  1. January 5th, 2011 at 12:14 am

    Hola Keith!!

    Enhorabuena por tu blog!!

    Es muy interesante todo lo que comentas en él, y además te has apoyado en gente muy experta y que sabe mucho sobre el medio ambiente.

    Es lamentable la situación a la que se ha llegado en muchos lugares de España por no respetar la naturaleza, solo se piensa en el crecimiento rápido sin pensar en las consecuencias posteriores.

    ¡La naturaleza es un tesoro que debemos preservar para nuestros hijos!

    Salu2 y un abrazo ;=)

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