The Life+ARCOS project is currently working on three Cantabrian dune spaces, with the one located within the SAC Puntal Dunes and Miera Estuary giving the best results in terms of restoration.
After the storms in 2014 that completely destroyed the dune barrier in this setting, the Directorate General of Sustainability of the Coast and the Sea performed dredging actions, enabling part of the displaced sediment to be recovered. This action was followed by others, already within the Life+ARCOS project, which have led to a recovery of the plant cover both on the white and grey dune.
Added to these actions are others of an outreach, dissemination and protection nature, and support for capturing sand, which along with the major works undertaken to eliminate invasive exotic species from the space, offer an optimistic outlook on the future of this dune system.
The following video reveals the current state of the Somo dune system in Cantabria, just a few years from finishing the project.
We hope you enjoy it!