24TH MAY, EUROPEAN DAY OF NATURAL PARKS
The EUROPARC Federation, a European organization created in 1973, brings together institutions dedicated to the conservation of nature and Protected Natural Areas from 38 countries. It promotes the celebration of the European Day of Natural Parks every year on 24th May and it commemorates the declaration of the first national parks in Europe on the 24th May 1909 in Sweden. There exist 1,835 Protected Natural Areas in Spain and, specifically in the Valencian Community, there are 22 Natural Parks.
Natural Parks provide many environmental and social benefits, such as the protection of river banks, the capture of greenhouse gases and the improvement of the air quality. These sceneries allow us to carry out different sport activities as well as being meeting points among families and friends.
ENJOYING NATURE IS OPTIONAL, BUT RESPECTING IT IS COMPULSORY.