Gibraltar’s department of the environment has launched the Rock’s first nature reserve website. According to the department, naturereserve.gi will enable visitors “to have complete control over their experience in Gibraltar pertaining to one of our greatest assets – the Gibraltar Nature Reserve, including the Upper Rock Nature Reserve. Whether they wish to see it by foot, private tour or bike they can tailor their visit to their individual desires, all from the comfort of their web-browsing devices.”
The website was officially launched by minister for the environment John Cortes, CEO Liesl Mesilio and senior environment officer Stephen Warr, who explained that the information presented to users “gives a broad yet concise understanding of the unique experience in Gibraltar – delving into our expansive flora and fauna, history and culture, and natural assets”.
The launch is part of the department’s ongoing post-COVID economic recovery plan, which will allow for the sale of online nature reserve tickets.
“As well as reaching out via this digital space, the department will be doubling up on the strength of this with a strong social media presence to promote the nature reserve and its further offerings.
“The website displays a strong emphasis on nature conservation, highlighting the extensive work that goes into maintaining the reserve, its wildlife and sites. It also embraces corporate social responsibility and offers the ability to help support this maintenance through ‘adopt an animal’ programs and corporate sponsorship partnerships.”
In January, the Gibraltar government also unveiled its vision for a greener city lifestyle that will enhance sustainable and healthy tourism.