A view of Venezuela

Costa Blanca News (South Edition) - - What’s On - By Barry Wright bwright@cb­news.es

A FREE pre­sen­ta­tion called ‘nat­u­ral spa­ces of the world: nat­u­ral parks and ecosys­tems of Venezuela’ is tak­ing place at Torrevieja-La Mata nat­u­ral park in­ter­pre­ta­tion cen­tre on Fri­day, Oc­to­ber 20 at 19.00.

Ap­prox­i­mately 12.5% of Venezuela has been des­ig­nated as na­tional parks, nat­u­ral mon­u­ments, refuges, and flora and fauna re­serves. Ad­di­tion­ally it has an ex­ten­sive chain of marine parks, where co­ral, man­grove and coastal ecosys­tems are pre­served.

The moun­tains of the An­des, the páramo ecore­gions, the Cordillera de la Costa, the cloud forests, the plains, the sa­van­nah ecosys­tems, the unique veg­e­ta­tion of Tepuy ta­ble-top moun­tain and the im­mense rain forests make Venezuela valu­able for eco­log­i­cal tourism and bio­di­ver­sity.

The pre­sen­ta­tion will be given by the park’s con­ser­va­tion di­rec­tor and will en­able at­ten­dees to get to know about trop­i­cal ecosys­tems, their im­por­tance and the en­vi­ron­men­tal ben­e­fits for the planet.

Places are lim­ited and at­ten­dance is by prior regis­tra­tion only, at par­que_la­mata@gva.es or by call­ing 96 572 16 50.

The pre­sen­ta­tion will be in Spanish.

The pre­sen­ta­tion will take place at the park in­ter­pre­ta­tion cen­tre

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