Agaden-Ecologistas en Acción requests the Algeciras City Council to find another location for the Getares beach bar

Agaden-Ecologistas en Acción requests the Algeciras City Council to find another location for the Getares beach bar
Agaden-Ecologistas en Acción requests the Algeciras City Council to find another location for the Getares beach bar

Algeciras/Agaden-Ecologists in Actionthrough a statement, expresses its “firm opposition” to the proposal of the Algeciras City Council to install a beach bar on Getares beach, a project that is expected to be put out to tender and executed in 2025, because said beach “already has a wide offer of hospitality and leisure establishments to meet the needs of citizens and tourism.”

Environmentalists add that Getares is located next to the Strait Natural Park and the mouth of the Pícaro River“areas of high ecological value that host a rich biodiversity.” They add that the beach is a “crucial habitat” for various species of protected birds and in the area there is a population of ottersThe installation of the beach bar and the resulting increase in human activity and waste generation “would endanger the conservation of the beach and represent a significant risk to these natural environments and their ecosystems, which require careful environmental management that cannot be guaranteed by the presence of a business of this nature,” the statement said.

The association also ensures that the fossil dune systemalready at risk and vital to maintaining the ecological stability of the coast, would be “even more threatened” by the increase in vehicles who would park in the area to access the beach bar. In fact, the City Council has recently created a parking lot at that point facing the coast.

Footbridge, at the end of which, the permanent Getares beach bar would be installed.
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Agaden concludes that Getares is known “for its natural beauty and its tranquility”, so this permanent construction would have a “great impact on the landscape and would distort the charm of this beach by implying a increase in garbage and noise and light pollution, detracting from one of the few relatively well-preserved natural spaces in Algeciras.”

For all these reasons, Agaden-Ecologistas en Acción proposes to the Algeciras City Council and the Beaches delegation, headed by the councillor Angel Martinezthat the beach bar is located “off the beach”on the seafront or in adjacent urban areas, where their environmental impact would be significantly lower and where there are suitable infrastructures to manage road traffic and waste. “This solution would allow the provision of services to be maintained without compromising the integrity of the coastal ecosystem, maintaining its natural values,” the note concludes.

 
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