The municipality has engaged the institute for biodiversity and biological evolution Cavanilles for a new study of the marsh Senillar. This scientific study will include the water, the flora and fauna of the area and is meant to complete the study undertaken in the years 2005 and 2006. The project will again be conducted by Professor Doctor Antonio Camacho González. The main analyses will cover the subject “fresh water, an ecological system”. Different aspects related with water and the species of flora and fauna the Senillar offers will be investigated as well as the evolution of natural processes taking place in the marsh.
The University of Valencia provides the necessary staff and material for the study and the municipality participates with 7260 Euros. To obtain reliable results about the current state of the marsh and to be able to compare with the former study samples will be taken over a full hydrological cycle, autumn 2016 to summer 2017. The results will enable the municipality to act accordingly and improve the future actions in the Senillar.
The marsh is located adjacent to the Ampolla beach and covers 0,76 hectares. It had been restored in 2002 and most of the ecological system was recovered. In 2004 the ministry for the environment and nature protection protected the area and declared it “Reserva de Fauna Silvestre”. It is the home of the local fish called “fartet”, which is in danger of extinction, as well as of many other species.