Keeping to the strait and narrow

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Keeping to the strait and narrow
WELL-DEFINED: Paths to protect native plants included rare rockroses Photo credit: Torrevieja town hall

ALICANTE province’s Brigada Red Natura 2000 (Nature Network Brigade 2000) team is marking out pathways in Torrevieja’s Cabo Cervera zone.

The Nature Brigade, which is attached to the regional government’s Environment department, and Torrevieja town hall are collaborating on the project, which has authorisation from the Coastal Authority, given that the paths are so close to the shoreline.

These paths are intended to protect the Cabo Cervera’s vegetation and plants which include the rare – and vulnerable – Helianthemum caput-felis (Cat’s head rockrose) by setting out defined routes that will still allow beachgoers to access the shore.

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The project is included in the regional government’s policy of conserving local plants and wildlife, especially in the coastal areas which adjoin beaches that have been awarded coveted Blue Flags.

At the same time the Nature Brigade is eliminating exotic and invasive plants, many of which have accidentally escaped from private gardens, while planting more native species like the rare rockroses.

The pathways will also provide greater security for those walking in the area while at the same time helping to prevent erosion., Torrevieja town hall pointed out.



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Linda Hall
Linda came to Spain to live when she was 24, just over 52 years ago, and her husband is Spanish. She began writing for English-language local newspapers in the mid-1970s and hasn’t stopped since! She leads a Spanish life, which she believes is vital when conveying the news to English-speaking residents, and along the way she produced two editions of Expand Your Spanish, helping English-speakers to enlarge their knowledge of the language. She was excited to be in at the birth of the Euro Weekly News in 1999 and is still passionately writing for the paper 22 years later.

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