By Shirin Aguiar • 20 November 2019 • 17:41
WILDLIFE RESERVE: Senillar marsh is home to many species
Pic: Teulada-Moraira town hall
TEULADA-MORAIRA’S Environment department will replace the fencing round the Senillar marsh in Moraira.
Sections were blown down during the episodes of gales and high winds that affected the area over the last few months, Environment councillor Carlos Martinez explained.
Meanwhile, repairs have been carried out to ensure the safety of people visiting the area before the new fencing to be installed.
“We are still waiting for this to arrive,” Martinez said.
“As this is a natural environment the fencing must be made from natural environmentally-friendly materials, and deliveries take longer than usual.”
The marsh is home to moorhens, mallard ducks and reed warblers as well as water snakes, mullet, eels and shrimps but, more importantly, it was declared a Wildlife Reserve in 2004 owing to the presence of the protected Spanish toothcarp, a threatened species known locally as fartet.
The new fencing should be installed by late December, but meanwhile the marsh is still safe to visit, Martinez said.
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