Costa Blanca climbing at risk

EDITORIAL

Friday, 16 April

Roberto Lopez reports that due to the effects of Natura 2000, climbing around Alicante is at risk. Please, fill in this form to show the positive economical impact climbing has in the area.

"The future entry into force of the new regulations that will regulate the Natura 2000 Network in the province of Alicante puts at risk the future of practically all the climbing crags in this province, since in its draft decree it explicitly says that the activities Climbing and canyoning are not compatible with the protection of the environment in the natural areas of this network, which cover almost the entire natural territory of the province.

The local climbing community has already mobilized, giving visibility to this problem, especially through social networks, and working together with the Federation of Mountain Sports and Climbing of the Valencian Community. One of the initiatives launched has been the creation of forms aimed at foreign climbers in order to collect real data on the economic and tourist impact that the climb has in the province of Alicante and to be able to present them to the authorities as an argument for them to rectify the future decree and includes climbing as an outdoor sports activity compatible with the protection and regulation of the natural spaces of the Natura 2000 Network of Alicante.

Therefore, for us it is very important to spread the word about this problem as much as possible and your 8a.nu page is the perfect portal to reach the maximum number of climbers. It would be great if the news and the link to the form appeared on it. Here are the links to the news published by facebook and to the form for climbers from outside of Costa Blanca. Congratulations for 8a.nu and thank you very much for the help you can give us."

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