27 September 2021 - 14: 57
The Ciutat de les Arts i les Ciències seeks to become a benchmark of the Valencian Community in sustainable tourism through scientific dissemination content in the environmental and social fields and the development of actions in this line such as 'El Projecte Xàbia', an initiative developed jointly with the Oceanogràfic Foundation.
The Ciutat de les Arts i les Ciències highlights this project on the occasion of World Tourism Day, which is celebrated this Monday and in which there will be a special lighting with the colors of La Senyera. The lighting will be from 20 pm at the Museu de les Ciències, the Hemisfèric, the Palau de les Arts and the Oceanogràfic.
'El Projecte Xàbia', which began in 2017, values the marine biodiversity of the coast of the Alicante population and its integration with the economic, social and cultural reality of the municipality. Based on the knowledge generated by two scientific campaigns, the state of conservation of biodiversity and its interaction with the socio-economic activity of the area were evaluated, transferring the information generated to all the actors involved.
Marine outreach routes and school involvement projects such as the 'Message in a bottle', murals with awareness messages in emblematic places in collaboration with 'Paradores' and participatory workshops with the different socioeconomic sectors are some of the actions that have been developed with notable success and whose objective has been to lay the foundations for the sustainable development of the municipality, with special emphasis on the reference to tourist activity.
It has also been presented in different scenarios to promote good environmental practices and protect the posidonia meadow on the Jávea coast. After this previous experience, the 'Oceanogràfic Foundation' continues to promote sustainable tourism this time in Cullera, with the involvement of the administrations and social agents.