By John Smith • 26 February 2021 • 12:39
Bulldozers have left their mark on the environment
Credit: Ecologistas en Acción
ECOLOGISTS in Action Marbella have reacted badly to a press release issued by the Marbella Council concerning a new bird watching point at the mouth of the Río Verde.
In a press release, Ecologistas en Acción says it “considers it incoherent, not to say hypocritical, that the person in charge of the environment of the Marbella Town Hall, Victoria Martín-Lomeña, announces the construction of a bird lookout point in the degraded mouth of Rio Verde, after having ruthlessly razed part of the Guadaiza riverbed to the ground.”
They argue that an investment (with a subsidy of €15,000 euros from the provincial government) is “window dressing” which clashes with the council’s lack of investment in the maintenance and conservation of community natural habitats.
In her presentation, the Director General of Environment of Marbella, stated that this viewpoint will make it possible “to enjoy the extraordinary flora and fauna of this area just a few metres from the Paseo Marítimo and the city centre”, when bulldozers have ruined other watercourses in the municipality according to the group.
Opening of new bird watching areaCredit: Marbella Council
They argue that there are four areas where the flora and fauna is in serious need of protection and blame the Council for not just ignoring them but in some cases making the environment situation worse.
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Married to Ophelia in Gibraltar in 1978, John has spent much of his life travelling on security print and minting business and visited every continent except Antarctica.
Having retired several years ago, the couple moved to their house in Estepona and John became a regular news writer for the EWN Media Group taking particular interest in Finance, Gibraltar and Costa del Sol Social Scene.
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