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Sand dunes in southern Spain gain protected status

AN AGREEMENT has been signed by Marbella council and the environmental association Produnas on the future maintenance and protection of the area’s sand dunes.

Mayor Angeles Muñoz has announced that new protocols have been established that require consensus on all coastal actions taken which affect the dune system.

“Produnas has long done a great job to preserve and protect the dunes and our obligation as the administration is to cooperate with them,” said Mayor Muñoz.

“We want to have the support of Produnas and to ensure that their advice is binding when carrying out any activity which might affect the dune environment which is unique to our province.”

The council has also highlighted the agreement that has been confirmed between the owners of the future W Marbella hotel in Las Chapas, and Produnas to protect the dune of Real de Zaragoza.

Produnas president, Fernando Piquer, thanked the council for its support and said:

“We have been defending the dunes of Marbella for more than fourteen years because it is a natural heritage that cannot be lost, and we feel much more reassured than in the past.”

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