| Medio Natural finalizes the start-up of the service that will be located in the Casa del Guarda | During 2019 the information points of the Region attended more than 63,000 visitors and, among them, more than 9,900 participants requested the service of interpretive guided tours Before the end of the year, the Ministry of Water, Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and the Environment will launch a new information point at the Natural Monument of Mount Arabí in Yecla.
This will be framed in the Visitor Attention Service in the protected natural spaces of the Region, with which it is possible to bring visitors closer to all those natural, cultural and social values ??of the protected spaces and their surroundings with the main objective that they know the environment in which they are, they become aware, and thus be able to conserve the natural environment more effectively. In this way, "we are taking an important step to publicize the actions of information, dissemination, communication, interpretation of heritage, environmental education and awareness aimed at the visitor and local population in their relationship with the Protected Natural Areas of the Region of Murcia "explained the general director of Medio Natural, Fulgencio Perona, during a visit to Yecla this week. "Since the Monte Arabí Natural Monument was declared in 2016, we began to work on expanding the dissemination and conservation of protected spaces in the highlands of the Region, since, in addition, it is known that it is a place very frequented by visitors due to its unique landscape, natural and cultural, as well as mysterious, "added Perona. This new service, which will be located in the Casa del Guarda, is in addition to the facilities available in natural areas with an Information Service.
These are located in the Environmental Education Area of ??the Fauna Recovery Center in the El Valle and Carrascoy Regional Park; the 'Las Salinas' Visitor Center in the Arenales y Salinas Regional Park in San Pedro del Pinatar; the 'Ricardo Codorníu' Visitor Center in the Sierra Espuña Regional Park; the 'Las Cobaticas' Visitor Center in the Calblanque Regional Park, Monte de las Cenizas and Peña del Águila; and the 'Cañaverosa' Information Point in the Sotos y Bosques de Ribera de Cañaverosa Natural Reserve. During 2019, more than 63,000 visitors were attended and, among them, more than 9,900 participants requested the service of interpretive guided tours, the vast majority of which were school groups.
In addition, more than 8,500 people, especially families, enjoyed the special activities that are developed for the general public during the weekends. To carry out all visitor information tasks, guided visits and special activities, as well as the preparation of informative and interpretive resources of natural spaces, among other functions, the Service has a total of 18 professionals in outreach and education environmental.