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Cabildo de Fuerteventura, through the Environmental Protection Department, has completed the project for the installation of a wooden footbridge on the existing section of the footpath in the area of Las Lagunitas, on the Islote de Lobos.
With the completion of this work, visitors will be able to enjoy this area, while protecting and conserving the environment.
Las Lagunitas is a salt marsh of great natural value, endowed with remarkable biological endemicity, uniqueness and scenic beauty. The usual process of the tides leads to trail flooding, so this action has been essential to making it easier to be transited and for visitors to use it while conserving all the natural values and essential processes present in this ecosystem.
This new walkway runs on the same route as the existing footpath and is raised to an average height of 0.80 m, which allows the natural passage of the tides. It has a length of 75 meters, a width of 2.50 meters and is made with wood treated in an autoclave and protected against degrading agents.
The work, which was awarded by the Governing Council on October 19, 2022, by order of TRAGSA, for an amount of €144,744.33, has been co-financed by the European Union through the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD ), in line with the Guidelines for eligible actions carried out by the Island Councils within the framework of the Rural Development Program of the Canary Islands (PDR) for the period 2014-2020.
Natural Parks, such as the Islote de Lobos, are considered Ecological Sensitive Areas (ASE), which highlights the ecological and landscape fragility of the environment.
From the insular institution, with the completion of this work, visitors and nature lovers are given the opportunity to enjoy the Las Lagunitas trail on the Islote de Lobos, while still allowing the conservation and protection of its valuable natural environment.