The Municipality of La Oliva in Fuerteventura has asked permission to declare El Saladar de Bristol as a Site of Scientific Interest. The objective is to preserve this place of interest within the municipality, but now lacks any environmental protection.
This initiative has the support of all councillors present, but members of the PP right wing political party abstained from voting.
This move now requires the Government of Fuerteventura and its Board of Natural Spaces to consider this request to process its inclusion in the Canary Islands Network of Protected Areas.
El Saladar de Bristol is described as an important biological heritage, but is currently threatened by different factors, such as the transit of people and their pets, and waste deposited by the sea.
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