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Susanne Stamm: "The town hall now realises the value of the dunes and wants to invest in them"

  • The ProDunas association's spokesperson is pleased that the council has decided to invest in improving and maintaining the 11 ecosystems in the municipality

The ProDunas association, which has been fighting for decades for the protection of the last dune enclaves of Marbella, the most important in Malaga province, is pleased that the council has decided to invest in improving and maintaining the 11 ecosystems in the municipality.

"We must be thankful that at last the town hall has realised the environmental value of the dunes and wants to spend money on maintaining them," says spokesperson Susanne Stamm, who points out that ProDunas has been asking the authorities for an investment plan to recover the lost ecosystems for years. "It's fabulous, it's positive and we applaud it. For us it is a measure which has come late, but late is better than never," she says.

The ProDunas Marbella association, which won the Andalusian Environmental Prize in 2012 and is a member of the Provincial Environmental Biodiversity Council of Malaga, says the project needs to begin as soon as possible because the invasory species are growing uncontrolled in two main areas: El Barronal de la Morena and Real de Zaragoza. It also stresses the importance of 'floating walkways' being placed across the sand.