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Andalusia Environment Awards honor the defense of nature

José Fiscal highlights the commitment with the civil society in the improvement of the Andalusian natural environment..

The Councilor for the Environment and Territorial Planning, José Fiscal, has presented the Andalusia Environment AwardsThe awards recognize the work carried out in the defense of nature by companies, associations, individuals and institutions of the autonomous community of Andalusia. During his speech, Fiscal stressed that this work "not only has immediate effect in Andalusia, but has a common beneficiary, the environment understood in its broadest and most global sense, and therefore receive our congratulations, but above all, our sincere thanks.

Fiscal has emphasized that "the obligation of public officials is to efficiently manage resources to implement actions and programs to ensure the maintenance of our natural environment. the maintenance of our natural environment". In this sense, it has valued the Law on Measures to Combat Climate ChangeThe new law, which is pending parliamentary approval, the Rural Public Roads Lawand the Andalusian Strategy for Sustainable Development 2030approved by the Governing Council.

The Minister of the Environment also recalled the effectiveness of the programs for the conservation of endangered species, as well as the the effectiveness of the programs for the conservation of endangered species, as well as the work and the work carried out throughout the year by the staff of the Infoca Plan firefighting and nature protection activities, among other actions.

2018 honorees

The awards ceremony, which this year reaches its 22nd edition, coincides with the World Environment Day. On this occasion, the award in the business and environment category went to the Cordoba company Canueso Seeds, SL, dedicated to the collection of native wild flora seeds to be processed and sold for environmental restoration, water and soil purification or for erosion control, among others.

In the environmental communication category, the award was given to the journalist Raquel Garrido Ropero and in the Canal Sur TV Program Protected Area. With more than 14 years of experience in environmental journalism, mainly in the newspaper Málaga Hoy of the Joly Group, Garrido has dedicated himself to has rigorously dedicated himself to disseminating environmental values and problems in order to to contribute to the awareness and conservation of the environment. environment. For its part, the program Espacio Protegido, with nearly 800 programs and 4,000 reports programs and 4,000 reports, has become a benchmark in environmental journalism. environmental journalism.

On the other hand, the prize in the environmental commitment and education section was awarded to the Santa Ana La Real City Council (Huelva), a small municipality located in the Sierra de Aracena and Picos de Aroche Natural Park. Aracena and Picos de Aroche Natural Park that 10 years ago proposed a project of sustainable sustainable development project based on active tourism, promoting its natural natural environment as the main tourist resource. To this end, it has has been improving natural sites, fountains, springs and forest trails and has organized organized hiking, mountain biking and Nordic walking activities. mountain biking and Nordic walking.

In urban environment and climate change, the jury awarded the prize to the Citizen's platform for parks, gardens and landscape of Seville, created in 2003 and made up of a total of 42 entities. Its main objective is to is to watch over the conservation and improvement of the parks, gardens, green areas and roadside trees of the city of Seville, gardens, green areas and street trees in the city of Seville.

In the category of natural values of Andalusia, the prize went to the Mancomunidad de Municipios de la Sierra de las Nieves (Association of Municipalities of the Sierra de las Nieves), which has proposed and leads the declaration of this area as a National Park. National Park. This association also promoted and obtained the declaration of the Sierra de las Nieves Biosphere Reserve by Unesco in 1995. by Unesco of the Biosphere Reserve Sierra de las Nieves in 1995, as well as many other achievements that have made it an international reference international benchmark in sustainable development.

Finally, the special Cinta Castillo prize for a whole professional career was awarded on this occasion to the professor and researcher from Cordoba. Carmen Galán Soldevilla. This expert in the field of aerobiology has been coordinating since 1998 the Spanish Aerobiology Network and is responsible for Spain for the MedAeronet Network and the 'European Aeroaller-gen Network/European Pollen Information'.

Award winners of the XXII Andalusia Environment Awards

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