Tablas de Daimiel, near the city of Ciudad Real in the Castilla-La Mancha region, classified as a Unesco biosphere site, is being destroyed by fires. Despite repeated warnings over the past 20 years, people continue to pump water from the wells, using it to irrigate nearby farmland. "We are at a point of no return," the park director, Carlos Ruíz warned. Ruíz, who raised the alarm in El País newspaper last week, has since been banned from talking to journalists! "We are at the point of losing the Tablas de Daimiel" said Joseph Puxeu Secretary of state for water. See ABS Forum
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Sshh.. yet another natural park destroyed!
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