REPRESENTATIVES of nine Partido Popular-led town councils in the Tramuntana mountains have confirmed they will be backing a project by the Socialist coalition Balearic government to establish the mountain range as a UNESCO “Biosphere Reserve” - national park of particular environmental and cultural interest. The mayors of Alaro, Calvia, Fornalutx, Deya, Estellencs, Escorca, Bunyola, Mancor and Selva held a meeting yesterday with Environment Minister Miquel Angel Grimalt and agreed to sign a letter of support within the next few weeks. The Minister had wanted to meet Tramuntana Council leaders to explain to them just what the Biosphere Reserve application would entail, emphasizing that it would act as a seal of quality for the area and allow the development of various outdoor activities.