Ministry helps out

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Ministry helps out
ENVIRONMENTAL IMPORTANCE: Orihuela Costa dunes support wildlife and plants Photo credit: Orihuela town hall

THE central government’s Environment ministry is spending €51,000 on the La Glea and Cala Bosque dunes.

This includes roping-off the dunes to dissuade the public from walking over them and will also focus on removing non-native plants.

Orihuela’s Environment councillor Damaso Aparicio admitted that the impact of tourism has been responsible for the deterioration of valuable ecosystems and, on many occasions, their disappearance.

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“Dunes are important not only because they protect the coast from erosion but they are a source of sand that assists the natural regeneration of beaches,” Aparicio explained.

“Their wildlife and plants are also of enormous environmental value,” he added, stressing the importance of safeguarding the La Glea and Cala Bosque dunes.

“These are Orihuela Costa’s only remaining enclaves with dune ecosystems and must be looked after,” Aparicio said.


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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