In Spain, within the context of the Straits of Gibraltar and between the western part of the province of Malaga and the eastern part of the province of Cadiz, lie the Sierras Bermeja and Nieves. They represent an authentic biogeographical crossroads of high international interest. Such is the importance of their natural systems that they are included in the Natura 2000 Network and in the Intercontinental Biosphere Reserve of the Mediterranean, Spain-Morocco. Now, in the 21st century, it is time to promote the creation of a third national park in Andalusia, that of the Sierras Bermeja and Nieves, so enriching the Network of National Parks of Spain with the contribution of two unique ecosystems that it currently lacks: the forests of pinsapos (Spanish Firs) and serpentine ecosystems.
Such a national park will ensure the conservation of the ultramafic massif of the Sierra Bermeja and of the pinsapo forests of both Sierras through a unified legal structure and management. It will be the most effective way of guaranteeing the objectives of a national park and accords with the key strategies of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). The creation of the Sierras Bermeja and Nieves National Park will also be an important contribution to the conservation of unique and fragile ecosystems for the generations to come, by strengthening the Network of National Parks of Spain, the Spain-Morocco International Biosphere Reserve, and the fight against global climate change. It is a contribution to the health of our battered little planet. You can sign here