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Biosphere Reserve

Aras de los Olmos is part, together with seven other municipalities bordering the Alto Turia -Titaguas, Tuéjar, Chelva, Benagéber, Casas Altas, Casas Bajas and Santa Cruz de Moya-, of the first Biosphere Reserve to be so declared by UNESCO in the Valencian Community.

Biosphere Reserves are places where biodiversity is protected, where ecosystems are kept in balance and where we learn about natural systems and their evolution. In fact, one of the main objectives of the Biosphere Reserves is to carry out research to find models of land use that improve human well-being without degrading the environment. The results are shared and transmitted through training, dissemination, and field demonstration, thus fulfilling one of the objectives set by UNESCO.

Reserva de la Biosfera