SANTA CRUZ DE TENERIFE, Jan 8 (EUROPA PRESS) –
The Ministry of Ecological Transition, Fight against Climate Change and Territorial Planning of the Government of the Government of the Canary Islands has extended the period of public information of the Draft Law of Biodiversity and Natural Resources of the Canary Islands until next January 15 to facilitate access and participation of individuals and groups that have expressed interest in this rule.
The regional councilor responsible for the Area, José Antonio Valbuena, highlighted the citizen’s involvement in the legislative work undertaken by his Council and indicated that the objective of this extension of the term is “to give scope for people who have wanted to continue adding contributions to this Law fundamental for the protection of the natural heritage of the Canary Islands can do it with tranquility “.
This procedure will be available until January 15 through the web link
https: //www.gobiernodecanarias.org/participacionciudadana/in ….
In this sense, the Deputy Minister for the Fight against Climate Change, Miguel Ángel Pérez, explained that from the very beginning “a participatory process has been created for the preparation of this text through a system of workshops in which a voice has been given. to all sectors involved in the preservation and care of the Canarian flora and fauna and in which more than 600 people from different groups have taken part. “
Pérez pointed out that the text that reaches public exposure already includes the contributions arising from those eight seminars held in 2021 to debate, analyze and collect proposals for this initiative.
MEASURES FOR THE PROTECTION OF SPECIES AND HABITATS
José Antonio Valbuena pointed out that this draft law incorporates the prevailing principles of environmental protection, that of precaution in interventions on the territory or that of exemplary actions of the Public Administration and that it is in tune with the community policies of the European Union Strategy on Biodiversity, which is aimed at the reintegration and recovery of global nature.
The Draft Law of Biodiversity and Natural Resources of the Canary Islands seeks to combine criteria regarding the coherent management of all the protected areas present in the Archipelago, incorporating, in addition to the protected natural spaces and those included in the Natura 2000 Network, the network of protected geological spaces in the Canary Islands and, as a novel contribution, the Canary Islands Network of Paleontological Sites, with the first list made up of different points of interest distributed throughout the islands, the network of ecological corridors and green infrastructures or the wetlands of the Canary Islands, among other enclaves.
The text includes a whole series of general measures for the conservation of habitats and wild species and contemplates the creation of a list of wild species under special protection or the catalog of trees, groves and other singular flora of the Canary Islands, introducing the first list of protected specimens with the main representations of each island.
The future law addresses and develops the problem of exotic species in the Archipelago and regulates access to genetic resources and the use of genetically modified organisms in the Canary Islands.
This preliminary project also incorporates the protection of the night sky against light pollution and the protection of marine biodiversity and provides promotion measures, aid lines and subsidies to offset the economic cost of biodiversity conservation for individuals.
Finally, among other aspects, the Draft Law of Biodiversity and Natural Resources of the Canary Islands also addresses the need to improve knowledge, dissemination, education and awareness of the Canarian natural heritage.