Oceana

Season 2011 Episode 09.02.11

In Action: Cagafrecho, Threatened biodiversity in the Canary Islands

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Southeast of Lanzarote, in the Canary Islands, is an area with enormous marine biodiversity. It is called Cagafrecho, and is well-known for its underwater caves and the wide variety of marine species found there. Although it forms part of the Natura 2000 Network, the most important European network for protected areas, the Canary Islands’ government plans to extend the current port of El Carmen, in the municipal district of Tias. With its extensive marine surface area and privileged position, the Canaries boast a wealth of ecological resources, and the presence of numerous vulnerable or threatened species. That is why the Canary Islands have a great responsibility to protect some of the most valuable marine spaces in the European Union. Their authorities should promote the creation of marine protected areas with control measures in place to prevent the implementation of projects like the extension of the port of El Carmen that would have an enormous impact on the environment. Apart from the underwater caves, Cagafrecho has other habitats of great interest, such as the characteristic communities of reefs and the seagrass meadows on sand banks, which Oceana documented in the area in 2009.moreless

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