AS if the Costa del Sol didn’t already have enough environmental damage, more is on the way.
The report in particular highlights the area between Cabopino and Calaburra – one of the last few remaining unspoilt stretches – as a key area of concern.
“Particularly worrying are plans to dredge a 135 hectare area of the area’s seafloor in an attempt to regenerate the beach.”
Fears continue over the desire to expand current urbanisations and the ongoing problems of pollution in the protected area, known as an LIC.
They are also concerned about Mijas town halls’ plans to install a marina in the La Cala area, as well as a desalination plant.
Also particularly worrying are plans to dredge a 135 hectare area of the area’s seafloor in an attempt to regenerate the beach.
The local authorities have already been ticked off by the EU for this practice, which destroys numerous habitats and species of vegetation
This is despite the area being described as “the richest sea in Europe”, due to its confluence of the Atlantic and Mediterranean waters, which creates a great mix of species of interest to scientists.