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The Biodiversity of the Western Coast of Malaga between Calaburra and Sotogrande

Sometimes in life we must be humble and highlight work done by other groups that in our opinion should be supported and praised without further comment. Such is the case of this book, given to our Association to publicise on our website.

The content is so scientific, so explicit that it doesn’t need anything more said about it, just that it is an immense pleasure to be able to bring this magnificent work to your attention. It was put together over a number of hours, days, weeks, months and years by many tireless co-workers, who together accomplished this ambitious project.

It is a pleasure to thank Dr. Enrique García Raso, Professor of Zoology at the UMA and Dr. Carmen Salas Casanova, Professor of Biology at the UMA who have kindly spent time with us to let us explain our plans to them of installing artificial reefs along the coastline to protect the dunes. These will help stabilize the beaches and create new marine ecosystems. We would also like to thank all the other authors for the work they did in putting this interesting and instructive book together.

SHORT CV of Dr. Enrique García Raso:
Professor of Zoology. Research fields: Taxonomy and Biogeography of ten-legged crustaceans. Study and characterisation of ten-legged crustacean communities. Growth and reproduction of ten-legged crustaceans. Morphology of the reproductive system of ten-legged crustaceans. Study of marine areas of interest for the conservation of diversity. Environmental impact studies.

Zoology (Biology to Degree level)
Animal biodiversity of the Mediterranean basin (Biology to Degree level)
Identification of Marine Organisms (Master in Biological Diversity and the Environment to Master’s level)
Institutional framework of Marine Environment Management (Biological Diversity and the Environment to Master’s level)

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SHORT CV of Dr. Carmen Salas Casanova:
Senior Professor of Zoology at the University of Malaga. Her research is focused on the systematics, biology and ecology of marine molluscs in Europe and West Africa, with particular attention to the fauna of the Mediterranean environment. In this area she has taken part in several oceanographic campaigns and research projects aimed at the study of benthic fauna. She is a member of the Board of Directors of the Spanish Society of Malacology of which she was Secretary from 2005 to 2011. She is currently a member of the Postgraduate Commission of the University of Malaga.

Resource Management: Flora and Fauna (Degree in Environmental Sciences)
Marine Biotechnology (Degree in Biochemistry)
Identification of marine organisms (Master in Biological Diversity and Environment)
Management of fishery resources (Master in Biological Diversity and the Environment)

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Asociación ProDunas Marbella

The Association works tirelessly for the defence and preservation of the unique ecosystems that survive in the natural sand dune environments in the Province of Málaga; promotes the protection of native flora and small wildlife; promotes recovery, rehabilitation and conservation of interesting biodiversity of sand dunes areas in the municipality of Marbella.