WWF urges Spain and the EU to protect Doñana
A group of Greater flamingos (Phoenicopterus ruber) in a marsh, at sunset, Coto Doñana National Park, Andalucia, Spain.
WWF urges the Spanish government and the European Commission to protect Coto Doñana, one of the most important wetlands in Europe, from gas exploitation. Doñana, a UNESCO World Heritage Site also protected under Natura 2000 and the Ramsar Convention, shelters highly endangered species such as the Iberian lynx and imperial eagle, and over six million migratory birds. Energy company Gas Natural-Fenosa has threatened to claim €358 million from the Andalusian regional government unless it gets authorisation to develop infrastructure within the protected area. WWF is asking the European Commission and the Spanish government to thoroughly evaluate the environmental and security risks of the project and save Doñana. You can help too: sign the online petition today!
Original article posted on: 03.12.14 Updated: 12.03.15