Demand Spain Not Allow Oil pipeline, Destroying Fragile Wetlands Like Doñana, Its Birds & Wildlife!

  • By: SUE LEE
  • Target: Spain and Environmental Government Officials

Please sign and share this petition on all your media sites worldwide in an effort to get Spain to put a ban on the oil pipeline that would destroy its fragile wetlands such as the beautiful Doñana. These wetlands are necessary for the health and well-being of thousands of migratory birds, vegetation and other wildlife. This is the second time in the past 16 years that the wetlands have been under threat in Spain; stop the progression of the oil pipeline and protect the natural habitat!

The Doñana national park in Spain is a natural haven that is filled with thousands of rare birds and wildlife. Because of a threat of an oil pipeline along with tourist, demands for water and a return to mining is threatening the existence of wetlands like those in this national park, displacing and possibly killing much of the wildlife and birds who exist there. Looking over the horizon of the beautiful waters with its bulrushes, you might note a group of tamarisk bushes covered with squawking, screeching birdlife along with cattle egrets, night herons, purple herons, flamingos, spoonbills and glossy ibis amid the reeds. Other migratory birds may include house martins, swallows, cuckoos and warblers amidst the vibrant, glorious landscape.

However, this beauty and natural habitat to include a vast array of wildlife, including the Spanish Imperial Eagle is in danger of extinction as witnessed last week by an overflow of contaminated, highly acidic water mixed with arsenic, cadmium and other waste metals that results from a dam burst of a nearby mining town. This toxic tsunami resulted in thousands of dead fish overflowing the banks along with the destruction of 2,000 adult birds and the death of their chicks and nest of eggs. Additionally, the contamination persisted and many birds gave birth to deformed or dead chicks for several years.              

Spain has spent tons of money restoring the wetlands natural beauty and the home to all its birds and wildlife inhabitants. The dangers to Doñana and other wetlands still exist which includes plans have been outlined to build an oil pipeline through Doñana, while other developers have announced proposals to expand local tourist resorts whose new hotels and golf courses would demand water supplies that would further erode the local table. A spokesperson for the conservation of the RSPB stated "This is Europe's most precious bird sanctuary, both in terms of indigenous species and also as a resting place for birds that migrate between Africa and Britain and other parts of north-west Europe. Doñana already faces a great number of threats, but now they want to bring back the very cause of its near-undoing 16 years ago. It is extremely worrying.”

An oil pipeline will destroy the beauty, health and well-being of Spain’s wetlands and all the wildlife there. The wetlands like those in the Doñana Nation Park are a clear tourist attraction because of its natural beauty where the hemisphere of sky hangs over the horizon. Birds of every shape and size fill the air and sometimes the road. These gorgeous wetlands need to be protected from possible dangers like those that would derive from an oil pipeline in Spain.

Please sign and share this petition on all your media sites worldwide in an effort to get Spain to put a ban on the oil pipeline that would destroy its fragile wetlands. These wetlands are necessary for the health and well-being of thousands of migratory birds, vegetation and other wildlife. This is the second time in the past 16 years that the wetlands have been under threat in Spain; stop the progression of the oil pipeline and protect the natural habitat!

 

Spain and Environmental Government Officials – Are you aiming to repeat the recent disaster that affected thousands of fish, birds, vegetation and other wildlife with the onset of the toxic tsunami. Allowing a pipeline would destroy the fragile wetlands that are home to thousands of migratory birds, vegetation and other wildlife. Ban this oil pipeline and other dangers affecting the health, welfare and beauty of Spain’s wetlands and all those who dwell within.

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