The safeguarding and development program, launched in March 2007, began with cleaning up the site and rehabilitating the plantations: cleaning, pruning, selecting suitable varieties, setting up a communal nursery and planting over 600,000 young palm trees. Irrigation facilities were installed: wells, re-use of treated water from the city's treatment plant....
Awareness-raising and education work was carried out with all audiences: schoolchildren in Eco-Schools, Green Key labeling of hotel establishments, educational trails and walking paths.
A pilot project to support farming families is under way to stabilize long-established populations in the area, by introducing practices that are both more respectful of the environment and more profitable.
A well-kept mature palm tree