The Segura Hydrographic Confederation (CHS) is carrying out the environmental restoration of the Chícamo riverbank in Abanilla, eliminating the invasive cane (Arundo Donax) and planting native species instead.
In addition, pools are going to be built to increase habitats and therefore biodiversity (being able to be colonized by the fartet which is a critically endangered species), and a monitoring of the river flow will be carried out to study the change Climate in the area.
These works, with an investment of more than 100,000 euros, will be carried out over the next two years on the shore of the Chícamo River, which has a special environmental relevance and is in fact one of the eight River Nature Reserves that has declared the Ministry for the Ecological Transition and the Demographic Challenge in the Segura basin, being the only Reserve that is located in the Region of Murcia, mainly consists of the planting of 2,000 native trees and shrubs.
Likewise, on February 19, 2020, 700 trees and shrubs were planted within the Chícamo River Nature Reserve carried out by the company ACCA Media.
The objective of this plantation is to compensate the carbon footprint produced by the production of the film "The Secret of Ibosim".
Thanks to these works they have obtained the CO2 emission compensation certificate that is issued by the CARM environmental body and is the first one received by a film production in Europe.
In this meeting with the media, the CHS water commissioner, Javier García, and the deputy commissioner, Adolfo Mérida, have visited the works and collaborated by planting a tree.