Banyoles lake volcanoes route
Banyoles is the capital of the Pla de l'Estany, the center of Girona. Its main attraction, Lake, has become a dynamic, and open to other entrepreneurial. Banyoles and its region is a place of great ecological interest, cultural and historical, and an inexhaustible source of tourism resources, sports and leisure.
The Lake, the canals and gardens, forested areas, parks, gardens and green areas, are part of our natural heritage that we enjoy and protect.
The quality of life in the city depends, others, efficient management of public services, good use of resources and respect the environment.
For that, promoting a series of actions in sustainability will help us to reconcile respect for the environment and the activities that we carry out in the city and nature.
Since the 90 EU subsidizes projects, conservation of natural resources, in its Member States through the LIFE-Nature fund. This is intended to protect and conserve those Sites of Community Importance (LIC) included in the proposed Natura 2000.
The Lake Natural Area declared Natural Interest (PEIN), presents a hydrogeological most important ecosystems of the Mediterranean region of the Iberian Peninsula, encompassing the whole of the Lake and surrounding lakes.
The area was benefited by the LIFE-Nature project through: Restoration of aquatic environments of Porqueres and Banyoles, for the period 2003-2007.
The project was awarded by the EC to the municipalities of Porqueres and Banyoles. Both councils have as partners the Department of Environment and Housing of the Generalitat of Catalonia and the Fundació Caixa Catalonia Territory and Landscape. For the development of actions and the monitoring and development of the Project, • have the co-operation of a computer scientist at the University of Girona.