The proposed reserve for thighed tortoise is in the hands of the Board

Last Tuesday, ADIF technicians have gathered in Almería with their counterparts from the Ministry of Environment of the Junta de Andalucía to deliver the project thighed tortoise reserve in the municipality of Cuevas del Almanzora. This is a reserved space for that animal habitat, affected by the layout of the platform which will transit the new railway line between Almeria and Murcia.

The original project included the expropriation of a dozen houses and a 500 You have next to the hamlet of Los Lobos cuevana. It was a poorly utilized land, but the arrival of irrigation, thanks to huge subsidies from public money, They led agricultural development in the area that has generated thousands of jobs in more than two hundred properties affected.

Just over a year ago, the director of the study that determined the situation of refuge for the turtle returned to the scene and witnessed the change in a landscape that no longer recognized. So, in December 2016, ADIF received an update from the studio to do the same with your book project, which he has now handed over to the Ministry of Environment of the Junta de Andalucía, entity has to give its approval to the reserve, under the assumed powers.

Farmers and homeowners affected, and the City of Caves, they delivered and alternatives to the project, confident that "he has triumphed common sense and the impact is the smallest possible, who have addressed the allegations made by neighbors, respected houses and land in production. Ultimately, that men and women who live in and the land is protected for generations ", in the words of Mayor Antonio Fernández Liria.