Doñana is internationally awarded
Madrid, September 2011
The Castilla del Oro Foundation, led by Richard Fifer – Carles and chaired by Christopher Columbus in Spain will develop important social and environmental works in the Cerro del Andévalo-Huelva. In this line the concern for environmental issues is born; in this case we will address protected areas.
THE DOÑANA NATURAL SPACE RECEIVES MEDAL FROM MEJANE CLUB
The traveling exhibition "Doñana E-Shire" has traveled to the French Camargue to spread Doñana’s natural and cultural values.
Doñana Natural Area has been awarded the Mejane Club Medal for its involvement in the Regional Natural Park of the Camargue, a protected area which it is twinned with since May 2008. The Andalusian Cpincil has received this recognition during the celebration of the 30th edition of the horse festival held in the French Camargue, where a representative from the Ministry of the Environment noted that the twinning between the two places privileged by nature, history, tradition and culture, should become "a good tool for cooperation among peoples and managers, as well as the scientific community."
To celebrate this event, the council organized activities to raise awareness of Doñana’s ecological values and the work developed by the Andalusian Government to promote sustainable development in the environment. Thus, the Ministry of Environment has moved the 'Doñana E-Shire' exhibition, which shows the environmental, scenic, cultural and socio-economic values of this wetland of international importance, declared Patrimony of Humanity, to this region of France.
Along with this sample a selection of photographs of mares was also released in an event held every June 26 in the Doñana National Park consisting of the collection of about 1,000 mares and their foals to be transported in sand roads to Almonte and returned later to the protected area. Along with the mare breeders from Almonte, this year 15 exceptional horsemen of the Camargue have participated.