THE FLUIDRA FOUNDATION, THE CRAM FOUNDATION AND FUNDESPLAI SIGN AN AGREEMENT FOR THE IMPROVEMENT OF THE FACILITIES OF THE CRAM RECOVERY CENTER, WHICH WILL ALLOW TO INCREASE RESCUE ACTIONS FOR PROTECTED MARINE FAUNA
The project lasts 6 years and aims to make the center more functional, more open and more sustainable The Fluidra Foundation, the CRAM Foundation and Fundesplai signed a collaboration agreement on Wednesday 26 October for the promotion and implementation of a project to improve and remodel the CRAM facilities in Prat del Llobregat, which will allow increased veterinary assistance to sea turtles, cetaceans and sea birds. The action has the objectives of expanding the response capacity in the clinical and rescue actions of protected marine fauna, providing the facilities with the technical conditions that allow them to be operational throughout the year, improving the treatment and water quality and its performance and energy efficiency. In the development and execution of the project, Fluidra will use the most advanced technologies, in order to improve performance and energy efficiency. The investment will also allow infrastructure to be improved in order to facilitate educational activities to raise awareness of species and marine ecosystems in danger of extinction, the causes that threaten them and the main individual and collective solutions for conservation marine biodiversity. Last Wednesday, a technical commission was launched to lay the foundations for this new common project, which will last 6 years. The event was attended by Joan Planes Vila, president of the Fluidra Foundation, Josep Gassó, president of Fundesplai, Carles Castells, economic vice-president of Fundesplai, Josep Lluís Pal, president of the CRAM Foundation and Anna Romeu, vice-president of the CRAM Foundation, in more technical staff from the three entities. The current space of the CRAM Foundation has 18,000 square meters in the natural spaces of the Delta del Llobregat in the Prat de Llobregat, becoming a leading facility in the clinic and recovery of marine fauna in the Mediterranean with its inauguration in 2011. Since then, the CRAM Foundation has recovered and reintroduced more than 800 sea turtles, assisted more than 350 cetaceans and hundreds of seabirds. This initiative involves the consolidation and future projection of a reference center in the recovery of fauna, and in the conservation and awareness in favor of marine biodiversity. The president of the Fluidra Foundation, Joan Planes i Vila, has stated that Fluidra has the necessary technology to improve the facilities and has highlighted the importance of CRAM's work in raising awareness among children and young people and in the protection of animals. In turn, the president of the CRAM Foundation, Josep Lluis Pal, has remarked on the importance of the recovery centers as social speakers on the problems affecting the marine environment, and has emphasized the uniqueness of the CRAM and its facilities lations as a focal point for collective awareness and sensitization towards the conservation of biodiversity. The president of Fundesplai, Josep Gassó, highlighted the importance of this action to improve the facilities to take actions to make the buildings more sustainable and that it will serve to strengthen the work for the defense of nature and the impulse of education for sustainability. The Fluidra Foundation's mission is to contribute knowledge and funding to projects related to social swimming pools, understood as a tool for survival, health, well-being and community. The Foundation considers within this scope the improvement of the quality of the swimming pools intended for the care of marine animals in danger, and the support for the educational work of the CRAM Foundation. The CRAM Foundation is an organization dedicated to the protection of the marine environment and the species that inhabit it. In Prat de Llobregat, the Foundation has a center specialized in the recovery of sea turtles, cetaceans and sea birds, with facilities that are visited by more than 45,000 people a year.
Fundesplai (Fundació Catalana de l'Esplai), a collaborating entity of the CRAM, is a non-profit entity whose mission is to educate children and young people, strengthen leisure organizations and the Third Sector, improve the environment and promote citizenship and social inclusion, with a transformative will.