This Conservation Management Plan has been developed by Alvelal Association for the VCA Registry.
This plan is integrated by an initial diagnosis, which describes the Alvelal territory located in the southeast of Spain, its geology, soils, hydrography, vegetation and fauna, as well as the landscape and land uses throughout history. A second part describes the action plan, with the conservation objectives, the actions to develop those objectives and the indicators we use to measure the success of the plan.
The actions explained in this section explain in detail what we intend to do to restore out landscape. In addition to reforestation of natural areas by planting endemic species, we aim to clear /thin out the current vast forests of invasive species, and to increase organic matter in the soil to enhance soil fertility and to increase water retention, both positively impacting biodiversity. Through hydrological corrections we aim to retain water and to create biodiversity hotspots for vegetation, insects, birds and all species to thrive. We will place insect hotels to allow for habitats of different insects in the current monoculture of pines, allowing for pollination of both natural vegetation and productive crops.