Burning issue of Spain's wetlands | News | Al Jazeera

Burning issue of Spain's wetlands

EU demands answers as over-irrigation dries out rare wetlands and sets them on fire.



    The European Union is asking Spain why one of its precious wetland reserves has been allowed to dry up so much that the peat which lies beneath the surface is on fire.
     
    Ecologists blame the mismanagement of water resources and over-irrigation for the environmental tragedy.

    Alan Fisher reports from the Tablas de Daimiel National Park in La Mancha.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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