“What will be the point in protecting the coasters in the Netherlands if they are threatened in Portugal and possibly die there?” is in a petition, signed so far by 26,000 people.
The airport will be close to the estuary of the Tejo River, which flows through the Iberian Peninsula and whose estuary in Portugal is over 40 kilometers long. The Portuguese Environment Agency agreed to build in January that wildlife must be protected. But the project has many critics among conservationists in Portugal and beyond.
The petition was written by the Dutch nature conservation organization Vogelbescherming Nederland. She pointed out that the estuary of the Tejo River was a crucial stop in the move of the nuns who had the opportunity to feed there. 'Before they fly to us for nesting, they will feed the remains of the crops there. If the Portuguese government pushes through, this will end, ” writes the authors of the petition.
Portuguese moderate passions: Birds are not stupid
Portuguese Deputy State Secretary for Communications Alberto Souto de Miranda wrote in an article published in Publico that people should not worry because “Birds are not stupid and are likely to adapt”.
Dutch protector spokesman Thijs van der Otter said that this is the same as “To cut down the forest and say he will find a place to grow up again.” “Life isn't that simple,” he added.
The seabreams, characterized by their long thin beak, winter in Africa and in southern and western Europe, and their numbers are decreasing. They lose their breeding grounds by draining wetlands and farming. They are also threatened by hunting, although fishing in the European Union is prohibited in addition to France.
Practical session for the Black-tailed Godwit Aerial display team, with a special appearance from the local Avocet display team, Wader Scrape, South Lake, WWT Slimbridge, 13/02/20, ~ 3.30pm. @slimbridge_wild #GlosBirds pic.twitter.com/tB3YDWVZP1
– Ken Mihill @kenmihill Feb. 13, 2020
“Training of an aviation team of nonsense.”