Key to the agreement between the Board and the Government for Doñana

The Government and the Andalusian Government have signed an agreement for the protection and protection of Doñana, putting an end to a difficult situation that balances the protection of the park with the economic development and social progress of the region. Both commit to it Invest more than 1,400 million in Doñana and his environmentin measures to protect this park and to promote agriculture, fishing, livestock, industry, crafts, renewable energies and hydraulic engineering.

“The ministry has already contributed 356 million and is now making another 350 available. More than 700 million from the central government and more than 700 million from the board. A total of 1,400 million to ensure the sustainable development of the communities around Doñana in the period 2023-2027,” they emphasized.

In addition, the agreement states that the Andalusian government will promote hydraulic works worth 335 million for cleaning, supplies and reservoirs, allocating 251 million European funds for this Agriculture and livestock breeding to modernize agricultural operations, diversify production or improve marketing.

A total of 1,400 million to ensure the sustainable development of the communities around Doñana in the period 2023-2027

He also stated that 23.5 million would be forwarded to the Fisheries sectorwith a coquina management plan that will cost 5 million euros, to which will be added an important package of environmental measures, including the acquisition of 7,500 hectares of Veta la Palma to keep them flooded all year round.

Teresa Ribera and Juanma Moreno handing over the agreement.  / Junta de Andalucia

Teresa Ribera and Juanma Moreno handing over the agreement. / Junta de Andalucia

On the other hand, farmers in the Northern Crown are receiving help 100,000 euros per hectare, who will be paid 20,000 euros per year in five years and who, in return, will have to stop cultivating their land and renaturate or reforest the soil. As explained, the bulk of this aid of 100,000 euros per hectare, namely 70,000 euros, will be provided by the Spanish Government, while the Board will provide 20,000 euros and the Provincial Council of Huelva, which has joined this solution, will supplement it with another 10,000 Euro.

The agreement also includes other points, such as the possibility Integration of renewable energy production in the Doñana area, which is why it has committed to allocate 30 million for renewable energy and energy efficiency projects, to support initiatives and projects of the fourteen municipalities in the Doñana area of ​​influence with 70 million and to allocate 32 million to improve the living and housing conditions of the Seasonal workers who come to Huelva every year during the harvest season, or to create the Doñana brand as a guarantee of quality and sustainability for products and services such as hotels.

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