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Revaluation of the identity of the Atlantic salt mines. Recovery and promotion of the biological, economic and cultural potential of coastal humid zones (SAL)
Start date: Dec 31, 2003, End date: Sep 29, 2007 PROJECT  FINISHED 

The project aims to promote, within a European network, the different aspects which form the common identity of salt-producing sites:- original potential for biodiversity, similar technical expertise, landscapes, histories.It sets in place the following work priorities:- improving the biological interest of the sites;- restoring the marshlands; - organising and structuring the profession;- creating a traditional salt-production culture along the Atlantic coast;- organising the transfer of knowledge;- increasing the tourist value of the Traditional Salt Marshes in the Atlantic Area; - a spatial approach to develop an integrated management system, and a communication and dissemination strategy. Achievements: • Creation of joined-up approach to development • Biodiversity of salt marshes • Organisation of the industry/recognition of traditional salt/development of alternatives • Foundation of cultivation of traditional Atlantic salt/transmission of knowledge • Promotion of tourist potential of traditional salt marshes in the Atlantic Arc • Spatial analysis for the development of joined-up management of salt marshes • New, related products • Distribution and communication
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  • 2000 - 2006 Atlantic Area
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