Reclaimed building materials to be used to create new coastline in Spain

Provisions are being put into place to protect the wildlife during the works. Source: Flickr

AS part of the preparation for the upcoming “Brick Beach” project, technicians from the Aula del Mar environmental organisation have been conducting surveys and monitoring the state of the wildlife present on the coastline.

The Brick Beach project is due to take place on Mezquitilla Beach in Velez Malaga. Reclaimed building materials will be reused to create a brand new coastline to replace the rapidly deteriorating current area.

As part of the project, surveys carried out by Aula del Mar and councillor responsible for the project, María José Roberto will conduct surveys of the area chosen for renovation periodically.


The aim is to create a picture of the wildlife that currently calls the area its home, and to limit any adverse effects of the construction work on their habitat.

We are creating a catalogue of animal and plant species, with the idea that when the restoration work starts of coastal habitats, these coastal systems are affected as little as possible, as well as studying the changes that occur in it according to the seasonality of the year,” explained a spokesperson from the group.



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