SANTA CRUZ DE TENERIFE, Feb. 9 (EUROPE PRESS) –
The Cabildo de Tenerife, through the Natural Environment and Security Management area, has published a volume of 15 scientific research articles published between 2009 and 2019 signed by more than twenty scientists and coordinated and edited by Manuel Durbán and José Luis Martín Esquivel .
“Decision-making for the management of the Teide National Park is always carried out by the Cabildo de Tenerife, based on technical and scientific criteria,” Minister Isabel García said at a press conference, adding that “it is a great achievement to publication of these articles in book format, because what is desirable is that citizens have direct access to these criteria”.
The Minister reiterated that “the possibility of having a book at hand in which all these criteria are collected is one more action to contribute to the public use of the park being adequate, responsible and sustainable”.
On the other hand, he recalled that the edition of this volume has coincided with the renewal of the ‘European Diploma’, a distinction obtained by Teide for the first time in 1989 and renewed in 2019 for another ten years.
The ‘European Diploma’ for protected areas was created in 1965 to recognize natural areas of exceptional interest, from the point of view of the conservation of biological, geological and landscape diversity, and that have an adequate level of protection.
“The Teide National Park is an extraordinary research laboratory in almost all areas of knowledge, proof of this is that between 2009 and 2019, 234 investigations were published somewhere in the world, that is, a new scientific work on Teide appeared every two weeks,” said Manuel Durbán, conservator director of the natural space and coordinator of the publication.
In addition, he pointed out that “all these works are continually cited by other researchers in the framework of additional studies carried out in other parts of the world, so that every two days, on average, a researcher from some region of the planet cites in their works one of these studies carried out on Teide”.
The biologist José Luis Martín Esquivel pointed out that this book is a synthesis of the work of ten years, between 2009 and 2019, since most of these articles “are published in research journals to which most people do not have access” .
Martín Esquivel explained that the contents of the book include aspects related to the human presence in the park, specifically with the aborigines and the presence of workshop quarries for the manufacture of Guanche mills, going through geography, seismicity, astronomy, atmosphere, climate, radiation. solar, threatened species or fauna.