Red Eléctrica and the natural heritage of the Columbretes Islands

The company is funding signs explaining and providing information on the heritage of the islands, a wildlife reserve for 30 years.

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On the 30th anniversary of the declaration of the Columbretes Islands (Castellón, Spain) as a wildlife reserve, the Regional Government of the Valencian Community (Generalitat Valenciana) and Red Eléctrica installed new signage for the islands, funded by the company, to help visitors to interpret and understand its geological and natural heritage.

The six new signs provide information on the natural heritage of the islands along with a set of mandatory instructions for visitors, indicating that it is a wildlife reserve and has been declared a Special Protection Area of Mediterranean Importance (SPAMI), a Site of Community Importance (SCI) and a Special Protection Area for Birds.

The signs show the botanical value of the Columbretes, their geology, their cultural significance, their heritage value and the bird life of the islands.

This joint project by Red Eléctrica and the Generalitat Valenciana is included within the cooperation agreement for biodiversity preservation that has been in place since 2011 and reflected in various joint projects. Two of them are very topical and are ongoing in Castellón province: the recently introduced project for the reintroduction of bearded vultures and the supplementary feeding and tracking of Bonelli’s Eagles, which has been in development since 2015.