The restoration area is located in a private terrain inside the Natural Park de María de Velez in the vecinity of the city of the Almeria. It was designated a natural park in 1987 and declared Special Protection Area in 2002 (SCI code ES610003). The park covers 226.7 km2, which encompasses pine forests and supports a varied flora, including some species unique to the Sierra. Traditional agro-pastoral activities characterize the area, also important for forest fire prevention.
The challenge of the trials is to enhance the connectivity between the green patches of the area, plant different productive species (almonds) and improve the eroded soils.
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