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Spain’s biodiversity is ‘the most fragile in Europe’
June 17, 2013
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June 17, 2013
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A GREEN group has warned the government that Spain’s biodiversity is ‘the most fragile in Europe’.
Ecologists in Action described the situation as ‘alarming’ after finding that the country also has the greatest number of endangered species on the continent.
The group said that the current government ‘focuses its efforts on changing environmental regulations, which has serious consequences in terms of loss of protection and deregulation’.
The report also slams local town halls adding that many mayors ‘support projects that theoretically promote economic growth, but actually have serious environmental and social consequences’.
The research found that a remarkable 25% of artificial surfaces in Europe, commercial, urban, industrial and transport areas, are located here in Spain.
It comes as the group issued its annual Black Flag awards to the region’s coastal towns with alarming readings for Andalucia.
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