Lagunas Vivas de Villafranca requests a management plan for this space with virtual face-to-face events on Saturdays – Toledo News
On Saturday, March 6th, Asociación Lagunas Vivas de Villafranca de los Caballeros (Toledo) will implement measures in support of the #SOSLagunas cause with the aim of realizing a management plan for this ecosystem, both physically and personally.
After the “success achieved” on the occasion of World Wetlands Day, on February 2, the association wants to keep its message alive in time every Saturday the first of the month on a day of protest, highlighting the situation that this wetland in Manchigo is experiencing. I mentioned in a press release.
Regarding online actions, every first Saturday of the month, starting on Saturday 6 March, starting at 5:00 pm, the official accounts of this association’s social networks will publish a message regarding the problem of this wetland.
They intend to make this message viral, as they are asking all supporters of the #SOSLagunas cause to share, retweet, and distribute their content via social networks. They also urge those who want to post their private messages, but always use the hashtag #SOSLagunas.
Everyone who wants to participate in this protest campaign must have access to the association’s social networks, with a presence on Facebook under the name Lagunas de Villafranca Reserva Biosfera, on Instagram, called SOS Lagunas, and also on Twitter, with the same username, tweet included
As for the other measures that will be carried out on Saturday, March 6, many members of the association will stay from 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the city’s Plaza de España, to communicate information and posters about the case. The association continues, #SOSLagunas.
This information table will be transferred, in the afternoon, from 4.30 to 6.30 pm to the Red Cross Center in Laguna Grande, within the La Mancha Wetland Complex.
One of the most ecologically important wetlands in all of Castilla-La Mancha, Villafranca de los Caballeros Lagoons (Toledo) was declared a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO in 1981. It is an ecosystem consisting of lakes of inland origin. . Which is saved thanks to precipitation, runoff water, contributions to the aquifer 20 and the flow of the Gigüela River, a tributary of the Guadiana River.
In the environment we can distinguish: Laguna Grande, one of the largest islands in La Mancha, used for recreational purposes thanks to its 2.5 km long beach; Laguna Chica, which is characterized by the richness of its biodiversity, where you find waterfowl such as the red duck (Netta rufina), the great crested stranger (Podiceps cristatus), and a large variety of wading such as the plover (Charadrius alexandrinus), and the winter place and breed of the swamp harrier (Circus aeruginosus) A very important resting place for hundreds of cranes (Grus grus); The Laguna de la Sal, is salty, inland and with a pronounced seasonality.