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Botulism Outbreak in Protected Wetlands in Southern Alicante

The Valencian regional authorities on Friday authorised the emergency declaration of the work and actions crucial to manage the outbreak of botulism within the protected wetlands of southern Alicante.

The Ministry of Ecological Transition declared the emergency and introduced actions to take away corpses and switch animals affected by the illness, detected within the El Hondo Pure Park, to the Santa Faz wildlife restoration centre.

El Hondo Pure Park is a part of the outdated Elche lagoon, created by the mouth of the Vinalopó River and nearly fully dried up between the Center Ages and the 18th century, to transform it into arable land.

The immediacy of the management actions, for an quantity of 150,688 euro, has made it doable to minimise the consequences of the an infection, attributable to anoxia on account of the excessive temperatures, within the wetland, in addition to stopping its unfold to different adjoining wetlands such because the Clot de Galvany, els Carrissars d’Elx, the Salinas de Santa Pola or the Lagunas de la Mata-Torrevieja.

The illness was detected in June within the Parque Pure del Hondo, an space that’s residence to populations of waterfowl of nice conservation worth for biodiversity causes. It is a basic nesting level at European stage for the Anatidae, a species declared critically endangered on the nationwide stage.




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