The Eurafrica Trail takes place in the environment of the Intercontinental Biosphere Reserve of the Mediterranean. It is a unique territory for its landscape and scenery. In fact, it is the only Reserve of the 631 recognized by UNESCO in the world, composed of protected environments of two continents. Parks and sites of enormous beauty and environmental value, such as Los Alcornocales, Estrecho, Grazalema or Sierra de las Nieves in Spanish territory, and Jbel Musa, Talassemtane or Bou Hachem in Moroccan territory.
On both sides of the Strait (natural border of the Territory) we find many common features in the nature of the protected natural areas that make up the Reserve, as is the case of the sister pine forests of the Talassemtane N.P., Sierra de las Nieves or Sierra de Grazalema, to which we can add other “twinnings” of species such as the cork oak, holm oak and various species of scrub on both sides. As a whole, both banks share 75% of their flora. With regard to the fauna present in the whole of the RBIM, we find cases such as the wild boar and the otter, as well as numerous examples of birds that live and pass through our Territory, such as the Egyptian vulture or the golden eagle.
This perfect mixture of union and diversity, motivates us to explore and tell the Territory of Eurafrica from multiple points of view. It is our intention, from the beginning of the project, to propose variants in our participation modalities and route designs so that both the organization and the institutions, as well as the participants, can live in fullness the experiences and places that we can enjoy, without leaving the Territory.
Eurafrica has, therefore, a fundamental objective in making the Intercontinental Biosphere Reserve of the Mediterranean known, generating, through our test, opportunities of exchange and illusions among its inhabitants, improving the way in which they relate to their natural environment, the so called Eurafrica Territory.