Government will regulate tourism in Es Trenc Natural Park

Es Trenc Natural Park

ES TRENC: Tourism will be regulated in the natural park of over 3,780 hectares. Credit: jostjelovcan.

THE Balearic government has announced that it will regulate tourism use in the Natural Park of Es Trenc-Salobrar de Campos.
Beginning the preparation for the Natural Resources Management Plan (PORN), the government seek to make the area’s public use compatible with the preservation of the protected site.
Initiatives that will be included in the PORN will be the regulation of tourists, the distribution of car parks away from the beaches, management of maritime traffic, the limitation of sun loungers, umbrellas and beach bars, as well as measures for posidonia, hunting activity and illegal salt collection.
Miquel Mir, Minister of the Environment, explained that the new plan will limit human pressure in terms of the maximum number of people who can access the Es Trenc and Ses Covetes coastal area, since it is the “most sensitive zone in the park”.
Mir stressed that Es Trenc-Salobrar de Campos is one of the richest natural areas in Mallorca and one of the most emblematic spaces in the Balearic Islands, and for this reason measures must be taken to ensure its protection. As well as coastal rafts such as Sa Mareta de Sa Ràpita, the area is home to 96 species of birds and its waters house extensive meadows of oceanic posidonia.
The plan is expected to be approved by the end of next year, although Mir admitted that it will be complicated process.

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