Sign petition: stop wildlife sanctuary destruction
By Caroline Jacobsson, Thu, 20/09/2012 - 16:21
A recent decision by the Portuguese government to develop parts of Lagoa dos Salgados, a lagoon in the Algarve area, is likely to have a detrimental impact on the wildlife in the area, including a vital nesting and migration sanctuary for birds. Some of the species of birds that can be found at the site include Grebes, Gulls, Little Terns, Coots, Flamingos, the rare Purple Gallinule, Black Terns, Peregrines, Black Winged Kites, and Collared Pratincoles, amongst many other wild life species. A petition has been launched to stop the development and if it reaches 40,000 signatures the issue will be raised in the Portuguese Parliament.