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Lanzarote’s pledge to the environment 


Lanzarote’s Cabildo has pledged its commitment to restoring the rugged landscape of the island with a 260,000 euros grant.

The money will also help with environmental projects and conservation of wildlife, including hawks and herons.

Other schemes to be tackled this year included better sign-posting of the Protected Rural Areas, a campaign against the pest “Diocalandra”, improving nesting conditions for birds, removing rubbish and scrap which is blighting the landscape and filling in deep tracks made by unauthorised vehicles.

The Cabildo’s environment councillor, Mónica Álvarez said great strides forward had been made during 2012 with a very positive impact on the environment and wildlife. In addition, the teams had come to the rescue of 227 injured animals, all but 12 of them having been saved.

It is also intended to clean up the coastline between Jameos de Agua and Órzola and to put in new plants and seedlings.