The municipality of El Rosario is the absolute protagonist of a book reference for those who want to delve deeper into its rich natural, historical and cultural heritage. Edited by the City Council of El Rosario, the work titled El Rosario. A look at his scientific findings was presented this past Friday at the House of Culture, in La Esperanza, in an event chaired by its mayor, Escolásico Gil, and which featured the presence and intervention of the rector of the University of La Laguna (ULL), Francisco García.
It is a collective work made up of eight studies written by great names from the Canarian university spectrum such as the emeritus professor of Botany Wolfredo Wildpret, the professor of Prehistory María del Carmen del Arco or the doctor in Geography and History Miguel Ángel Mejías. All of them reference teachers from the ULL.
Gil highlighted that the publication “contributes a new dimension to what is known until now, going much further. By reading it we will be able to observe, as if we were doing so through a microscope, some of the most hidden aspects of our history. And he valued: “This collection of studies has the same common thread, which is none other than the love for our land and the responsibility in the conservation of our heritage.”
The mayor showed special recognition to the botanist and Prize Canary Islands of Research 2011, Wolfredo Wildpret. «His defense of biodiversity and the clarity with which he expresses his concern for the conservation of fauna, flora and natural spaces is something that for someone like me, who tries to fight every day for sustainability and improving the environment of his people, has a special meaning,” he said.
For his part, the rector of the ULL, Francisco García, indicated the importance of the work, “a gem of an edition that accommodates very diverse areas to enhance this municipality,” as he said. Likewise, he referred to the important role of the university in society: «That this group of colleagues has contributed to capturing this work is a feeling of pride and a clear symptom of what we are as a university, providing service to society through what we do. “What we know how to do: put knowledge at the service of people to know our environment a little better and know where we come from and where we should go.”
Throughout the event, held at the Casa de la Cultura Esperanza, the director of the edition, Yaiza María Martín, also participated, who admired the work of all the authors who achieved a “team of studies with the intention of disseminating, but with all the methodological rigor»; and Wolfredo Wildpret, referring in his speech to the importance of conserving the natural values of the Island, with special mention to the Bosque del Adelantado de La Esperanza, which he described as a “carbon dioxide sink and great oxygen factory” and as being ” “a magnificent teaching and study space.” He also sent a hopeful message of recovery after the forest fire that devastated the mountains of Tenerife this year.
Furthermore, as an example of what the reader can find in this publication, the doctor in Geography and History of the ULL Miguel Ángel Mejías and the professor of the Department of Botany, Ecology and Plant Physiology of the ULL Victoria Eugenia Martín summarized their presentations present in the book on historical and botanical aspects of El Rosario, respectively.
The book The Rosary. A look at their scientific findings, which has been printed by La Esperanza Impresiones, a company from El Rosario that won the public competition held for this project, will soon be made available at various distribution points in the municipality so that every resident of El Rosario You can pick up a copy completely free of charge.
After the different interventions, the mayor of El Rosario, Escolásico Gil, presented the rector of the ULL, Francisco García, with an institutional detail in gratitude for his presence at the event and the traditional family photo was taken with all the authors present. .