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Kentish Plover Nesting Sites Protected in La Mata

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Torrevieja Department of the Environment has once again enforced protection measures on the beaches of La Mata to safeguard nesting Kentish Plovers.

The measures, carried out in collaboration with the Wildlife Service of the Ministry of Agriculture and the Provincial Coastal Service, have seen an area of more than 400 linear meters on the beach of La Mata temporarily cordoned off. This will remain in place during the breeding period.

Last year and for the third year in a row, the plovers returned to nest successfully on the beach of La Mata, making 3 nesting pairs and raising eight chicks, which is great news at the ‘local, regional and environmental level’, according to the Councillor for the Environment and Beaches, Antonio Vidal.

It is very important not to cross the temporarily delimited area, and locals are being asked to keep as far away from it as possible when walking or sunbathing. The Councillor also asked for dogs not be taken off the leash in the area to avoid harming the chicks or distressing the parent birds.

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