Coastal Dunes in Spain Threatened by Poorly Designed Infrastructure

Coastal Dunes in Spain Threatened by Poorly Designed Infrastructure

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Maspalomas, Spain. Photo source: ©© Stephen Downes

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Although the dune ecosystem is unusual, fragile and is protected by the “habitats” directive of the network Natura 2000, its conservation is very vulnerable to the proliferation of car parks, nearby buildings and inadequate boardwalks installed for protection or beach access.

Researchers at the University of Seville (UoS) have published a study in the Journal of Coastal Research of human impact on the natural dunes at two sites in the Gulf of Cádiz, specifically in the protected areas of La Flecha Litoral in El Rompido and Enebrales in Punta Umbria, both in Huelva province…

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