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Blitz on Tegueste “cat’s tails” 



Volunteers and students got together for a major clearance of El Naciente in Tegueste.

The programme was particularly aimed at ridding the pathway of the invasive plant known as “rabo de gato” or “cat’s tail”. This was introduced into the Canary Islands in the early 60s as an ornamental plant but has spread rapidly and strangulates other native vegetation. It also generates concern because of its effect on agriculture and vineyards.

The project was carried out under the umbrella of “Ruta Siete” which encourages young people to get involved in community projects.