Geogata has recently participated in an International cooperation project, invited by the Andalusian Centre for Global Change Research and Monitoring (CAESCG is its Spanish acronym) at the University of Almería. It's been for our 5 years of hard work in developing sustainable activities based in nature conservation. Funded by the Spanish Agency of International Cooperation for Development (AECID), and leaded by the CAESCG and the Andalusian company EcoKimia, the project name could be translated as "Building an innovation and cooperation partnership for the management and enhancement of the potential of the Alhoceima National Park". The project consisted in identifying and proposing of actions focused on the improvement of the use of the natural heritage of the Alhoceima National Park and causing a positive impact on the quality of living of the local inhabitants.
Article about Almería in the Andalucia Bird Society
On late Summer 2015, Brenda Jones, co-editor of the magazine Birds of Andalucia, the quarterly editorial journal of the Andalucia Bird Society, asked me to write an article about Cabo de Gata and Almería to be printed in the Autumn 2015 issue of the magazine. I obviously agree and felt happy of my words being worthy of such publication. The issue is now printed and available for all ABS members, and I hope my lines could help them discover a bit more of the geography and heritage of the Cabo de Gata - Nature Park and Geopark and of all the Almería province. The article, A year in the drylands, is though as a trip through time, unveiling some interesting natural phenomena that occurs during the year, as well as some pills of the Geological History of the province using the classical comparison between a natural year and the age of the Planet Earth. Below you'll find a photograph of the printed article that I want to share with all the followers to which I highly recommend to join the Andalucia Bird Society.
Almost 6 years ago I had the idea of using the geology as an attraction for visitors to come to Cabo de Gata Natural Park in East Andalucía, SE Spain. Now, after having performed dozens of geological tours, promotion activities, workshops, and after having created an opinion trend in the field of the Geological Heritage, I can conclude that the Geotourism doesn't exist. Of course it doesn't mean that Geological Heritage cannot be used as a powerful resource for developing rural social communities or protecting itself and the Natural Heritage and related humanscape. It means that there is no reason to define a new kind of touristic or educational product called Geotourism. I'll try to explain myself.
Apasionado de la ciencia, la fotografía y los viajes. Geólogo de formación y guía de naturaleza por vocación.