The serious consequences of the advent of fire in natural parks
Monfrague National Park, Sierra de la Culebra or do Coural are some of the protected areas that have been visited. badly affected by fire Spain is suffering because of this. Geopark President Roberto Castro from Kaurel, states that “with 11,000 hectares burntOne can imagine how much is lost”.
A team from Lasexta went with Roberto through the Geopark, which contains one of the most important natural places in Galicia. Castro confirmed that “it is very difficult to calculate DamagesBut they are numerous“, in which he states: “There has been substantial economic loss in the hotel industry, in the rural tourism sector…”.
Like the Du Courelle Geopark, there are other protected areas that have suffered the devastating consequences of the flames. “The existence of forest fires in those areas Risks high level values“, highlights Antonio López Santalla, spokesman for the autonomous body Natural Parks.
Along the same lines, Lourdes Hernández, the head of fire at the WWF, emphasized that these are “places where They have the jewel in the crown in terms of species species. and form extremely important reservoirs of biodiversity”.
Furthermore, the effect of the fire extends beyond the exact location where the flames consume everything. And it is that “ash that remains on the ground is pulled away from the places where the first rains occur, which is able to replace the water supply”, as López Santalla warns.