Spain is one of the most diverse countries, in terms of biodiversity, in the European Union. Situated between the Atlantic and the Mediterranean, Spain contains four of the nine biogeographic regions of the European Union (Atlantic, Alpine, Mediterranean and Macronesian), which provide the coexistence of a large number of species of fauna and flora.

Tech4Nature Spain aims to contribute to better managing nature conservation through technological innovation. This will be done by evaluating the needs and sharing technological and digital knowledge for tourism monitoring and protected area management in four Spanish parks: Ordesa y Monte Perdido National Park (Aragon), Sant Llorenç del Munt i l’Obac (Catalonia), Sierra Nevada National Park and Natural Park (Andalusia), and Sierra de Guadarrama National Park (Madrid/Castile and Leon).

Working with these 4 flagship sites in Spain will help identify innovative technology and digital-based solutions for improved management and monitoring practices around tourism fluxes and impacts on nature conservation

It will highlight existing gaps in visitor management due to Covid impacts and beyond, as well as future needs in the parks to guide sustainable tourism and effective park management

Both the IUCN Centre for Mediterranean Cooperation and Huawei Spain are partnering up to strengthen the link between innovative technology and improved management of Spanish protected areas

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