In the Canary Islands will penalize the tourists who write their names and draw hearts on the sand of local beaches.
In Gran Canaria, which belongs to the Canary Islands, environmentalists are sounding the alarm. Tourists cause irreparable harm to the sand dunes in the popular town of Maspalomas, leaving graffiti on the sand, laying out pieces of volcanic stones. The most popular “works” are called giant heart and the names are sometimes visible in the photos of Google Maps. Local authorities have supported environmentalists and imposed hefty fines for the drawings in the sand. Violators face a fine of 600 euros, and in some cases imprisonment.
The sand dunes of Gran Canaria are part of a nature reserve and is considered an important ecosystem of the archipelago. Environmentalists say: if you do not take action, the natural beauty of these places could be lost forever.
The local government plans to soon launch in Gran Canaria a special campaign, which will inform tourists about how important sand dunes. In addition, we plan to increase the number of police patrols on the beaches. Environmentalists insist on the distribution of special leaflets instead of the tourist card at airports in the Canary Islands.
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