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CoPraNet: Integrated Management PLAN of Calvià (PILC)

Type of Entry: Case Study
Website: http://www.calvia.com/cat/Pages/Areas/medi/medi.htm
Duration: 01/01/2000 - 01/01/2004

In the past few years Calvià's municipality has suffered a great human pressure, overcoat in the coastal area, that involves an important urbanizing process in the whole coast, the occupation of beaches and coves, and the construction of sports ports, up to playtime navigation, fishing and a whole set of activities that takes the littoral as a physical support.

As Calvià is a marine biodiversity key system, and specially for the habitats linked to the Posidonia oceanica meadows, being these degraded by the human activity, Calvià's Town Hall decided to do a sustainable management of the littoral, we understand by sustainable management one that satisfies the current needs without compromising the aptitude of the future generations to satisfy the own ones.

To make possible this littoral sustainable management, Calvià elaborated the Integral Management Plan of Calvià’s Littoral (PILC), directed to obtain a sustainable situation of Calvià's littoral.

In this Plan the gathered information about Calvià's Littoral and the environmental and social problems, that in it are produced, because of the human pressure in this area of the municipality. From this information, a series of actions were studied and accomplished directed to the recovery or to the healthy maintenance of the different areas of the littoral that are threatened.

Due to the extension of Calvià's littoral, in this case, the application area diminished to a coastal concrete zone inside the municipality, which was sufficiently representative of the present problems in practically the whole of Calvià's littoral. It is a question of the Santa Ponça area that is the first one of the tourist centre established in Calvià.

Keywords: Beach management in practice, Beach protection, Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM), Water management
PILC (741.938 Bytes)
Contact: Service of Environment of the Town Hall of Calvià
Town Hall of Calvià / Mallorca, Spain
C/ Julià Bujosa Sans
Batle; number 1
07184 Calvià, Mallorca
Telephone: 971139100
Fax: 971130577
E-Mail: mediambientcalvia@yahoo.es
Website: http://www.calvia.com/cat/Pages/Areas/medi/medi.htm
Budget: 600.000