A very interesting method to prevent fires on the mountain has been put in place near the camping Castell Montgrí. This project takes place in the area of Torre Ponsa (a property owned by the Chairman of our group, Ramon Mascort). For six months a group of 8 cows and an Albera bull feed on and trample the plant biomass to prevent it from becoming a fuel for forest fires.
In the past, large wild herbivores were destroying this ‘fuel’ in a natural way. As this is no longer possible one solution is to use domestic herbivores, in this case the Albera breed of cows.. In this way we also contribute to the preservation of the breed, which, unfortunately, is endangered.