The Technical Office of the Urdaibai Biosphere Reserve and the UNESCO Chair on Sustainable Development and Environmental Education of the UPV / EHU have carried out a participatory process to renew the Rector Plan of Use and Management (PRUG) of Urdaibai Biosphere Reserve.
The current PRUG of Urdaibai was approved by Decree 242/1993, on August 3, 1993, and provides in Article 9 its revision ten years after its entry into force. Thus, in 2003 the PRUG was updated promptly, through Decree 27/2003 of February 11, modification of the PRUG of Urdaibai, which mainly includes the correction and updating mapping and modification of specific aspects of the text of the articles of PRUG.
As part of this revision, between 2011 and 2012, there has been a process of scientific and technical participation with the objective of developing the scientific and technical foundations of future PRUG from the contribution of experts in the various issues addressed that document.
The contents of PRUG have been divided into five blocks for better analysis:
+ Special Protection Areas
+ Areas Protection
+ Areas Systems in the territory, towns and rural land
+ Areas of agrarian interest and forestry, tourism and rural development
These contents have been debated in scientific and technical participatory workshops. As a result of this process, in 2012 the UNESCO Chair on Sustainable Development and Environmental Education of the University of the Basque Country UPV / EHU edited a publication with the results of this Participatory process for the renewal of Urdaibai PRUG.