Discover the Cap de Creus

The Natural Park of Cap de Creus located in the northeast corner of Catalonia, about 25 kilometers south of the French border, has an area of ​​190 square kilometers of outstanding natural beauty.

This is an area hard hit by major forest fires, the last in the year 2000, and grazing until the middle of the last century. Currently it is dry and very rocky, human activity and weather conditions have conditioned the health of the vegetation cover, covered by a homogeneous thicket, which has led to the decline of biodiversity and a tendency to loss of the richness of the soil by erosion.

Restocking developed on land of a managed by the forestry administration allowed restore and recover native vegetation, an area of ​​28,5 hectares, which previously has cleared this thicket and subsequently have made holes and planting forest. more than 35.000 trees, stone pine (Pinus pinea) and white pine (Pinus halepensis), mostly, along with oak (Quercus ilex), cork oak (Quercus Suber) and oak (Quercus humilis) were planted. As accompanying species, different fruit trees native to the area are food for birdlife.

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