Coto Doñana, Spain

Doñana is one of the world’s most important nature areas and WWF was founded there in the 1960s in order to conserve its biodiversity for future generations.

WWF-Spain celebrates its 40th anniversary in 2009 and in that time many conservation successes have been achieved in this region. Yet the impact of agriculture upon the wetlands and surrounding forests, rivers and streams grew steadily throughout the 1980s and 1990s, prompting One Europe More Nature to form an innovative partnership with farmers, local authorities and supermarkets to reduce the impact of strawberry farming.

This is being achieved in two ways: through reducing the water consumption of irrigated agriculture and through the relocation of farms to open up biodiversity corridors for the area’s abundant wildlife.

Read the full details about the pilot project in the new "Fact Sheet: Doñana" in the "Downloads" section.
 / ©: WWF-Canon / Michel Gunther
Water levels in the Doñana National Park have dropped due to the overexploitation of groundwater used for nearby strawberry fields.
© WWF-Canon / Michel Gunther

Contact

  • Eva Hernández Herrero
    (Doñana Project Coordinator)
    WWF-Spain
    Madrid
    ehernandez@wwf.es
    T: +34 91 3540578

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