TEULADA-MORAIRA’S Environment department is substituting 440 metres of the fence that surrounds the Senillar Marsh in Moraira.
The marsh is the habitat of moorhens, ducks and reed warblers as well as water snakes, mullet, eels and shrimps.
Fifteen years ago, in 2004, the Marsh was declared a Wildlife Reserve, owing to the presence of the threatened Spanish tooth carp, known locally as fartet.
Sections of the fence were blown down during the high winds that affected the area over the last few months, Environment councillor Carlos Martinez explained.
Meanwhile, repairs were carried out to ensure the safety of people visiting the area while waiting for the new fencing to arrive.
The new fencing which has cost €59,400 looks like wood but is actually made from recycled plastic, the councillor revealed, and is also sustainable and long-lasting.
Work should be finished by mid-January and once the fencing is removed the department will be able to clear some of the reeds from the swampy sections.