Friday, June 2, 2023

Andalusian nation: “The irrigation law threatens to end the Doana National Park”

In a statement sent to Canarias-Semanal, the Nacion Andaluza political organization processed by Juanma Moreno, president of the Junta de Andalucia, to regulate irrigation in five areas of Huelva County, especially in the towns of Almonte. The bill has been forcefully rejected. Bonares, Lucena del Puerto, Moguer and Rosiana del Condado.

The purpose of the law, promoted by the Popular Party (PP) and Vox, is—they indicate—”to legalize crops that were until now illegal in these municipalities, as well as to recognize about 800 hectares of land as agricultural. So that farmers have farms can use water from Donana. It is estimated that the final approval of this law will be received before August”.

“However – they maintain from Nación Andaluza – “a study published in the scientific journal Science of the Total Environment shows that about 60% of the largest lagoons in Doñana have not been filled since 2013, and 80% of them since have dried up before. Due to high temperature and lack of water.

Faced with this situation, Nación Andaluja reiterated its disapproval of the proposed irrigation law around the Doñana National Park.

According to the authors of the statement, this proposal “is in violation of the conservation work that has been carried out for more than 54 years, making Doñana internationally declared a national park in 1969, Red Natura 2000, Zepa and Natural. UNESCO Heritage by”.

Political organizations point out that this irrigation law “endangers biodiversity and will have serious consequences for the most emblematic species of both fauna and flora. If it continues in the same direction, the Doñana National Park is at risk of aquifer desertification and loss.” The effects will suffer. The quality of the soil”.

The Andalusian nation has also highlighted that “the bill presented in 2022 by PP, Ciudadanos and Vox for illegal irrigation in the natural park environment is practically identical to the bill currently being processed.

“None of the laws – those state – mention key data, such as the exact number of hectares that can be reclassified as irrigated cropland or the amount of water needed to guarantee irrigation.”

The Andalusian nation strongly opposes a law they describe as “anti-Donana” and “encourages its militants and supporters to take part in all mobilizations and actions opposed to this measure.”

“It is unfair – they say – to seriously endanger Doñana, its environment, its flora and fauna, for selective and dominant reasons. Doñana is the heritage of the Andalusian people and, according to the authors of this statement, it is allowed Can’t Be Touched political organization calls for the protection of this natural space that has been recognized internationally for its ecological importance and conservation.”

“The formation of the irrigation law in Donana – they say – violates the conservation work of the park and attacks against biodiversity. They warn about the negative effects that this law could have on species and on the Donana aquifer. They The bill also criticizes the lack of data and accurate estimates and highlights the need for both the central and Andalusian governments to assume their responsibilities in water management”.

For all these reasons, “the Andalusian nation urges the public to unite in the defense of this natural heritage and organize and protest actions to avoid endangering the existence of one of the most important natural places in Andalusia and in the whole of Spain.” take an active part in”.

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