Some 29,000 people participated in 2009 in the program of visits to natural areas in Andalusia that six years ago was started by the Ministry of Environment of the Junta de Andalucía in 28 protected areas, with the goal of connecting citizens with the natural environment of the community, which houses one of the most important diversity of ecosystems, flora and fauna in Europe.
This initiative also aims, besides enhancing the enjoyment of nature in a funny and enjoyable way, to foster critical thinking in relation to human processes that affect the environment.
With this concept are presented the natural Parks in Andalusia, with the aim of promoting respectful sports tourism with the environment in which it develops.
This offer combine leisure and adventure for groups and individuals and allows people to know the natural environment in a different and at the time safe way, by kayak, equestrian and hiking routes, among other possibilities.
Another objective of the program “Visits to natural spaces” is combining the development with environmental conservation as a future investment, both for the population of natural areas and their visitors. In this sense, open days consist of free activities suitable for all audiences which show the most relevant aspects of a natural area.
Only in the province of Malaga there are 5 protected natural spaces and close by, in Granada, the Sierra Nevada National Park.
In the photo are shown the “Green rails” in Seville.