| It prohibits the transit of people on foot or in any type of vehicle in the area located next to the nesting platforms, between January 1 and January 15 July 2021 | The Ministry of Water, Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and the Environment has issued an Order to regulate access to the Cañón de Almadenes protected area, located between the municipalities of Cieza and Calasparra, with the aim of preserving the fauna that inhabits this area.
natural environment. Said Order prohibits the transit of people on foot or in any type of vehicle in the area located next to the nesting platforms, between January 1 and July 15, 2021, "to avoid discomfort in the reproduction of the species of Bonelli's eagle and otter, both declared in danger of extinction and whose protection is especially important in this area, "explained the general director of Medio Natural, Fulgencio Perona. The Almadenes Canyon, located in the upper course of the river Segura, is included in the Comprehensive Management Plan of the Protected Spaces of the Natura 2000 Network of the Northwest of the Region of Murcia and "is one of the most beautiful places in the Community for its uniqueness, its rich biodiversity and a tourist and sports attraction, for the practice of numerous unique activities ". Within the scope of this space, it is necessary to adopt conservation measures and regulate activities for public use due to the existence of the ZEC 'Sierras and Vega Alta del Segura and the Alhárabe and Moratalla rivers' and the' Sierra del Molino, Embalse del Quípar and Llanos del Cagitán ', taking into account the high risk of annoyance to Bonelli's eagle (Aquila fasciata) and otter (Lutralutra). The General Directorate of Natural Environment may modify the start or end date of said period, without this causing an increase in discomfort during the reproduction of both species.