REGIONS NOT PROTECTING ENDANGERED SPECIES

The ecologist group, Ecologistas en Acción, has accused three regions – Andalucia, Murcia and Madrid – of having no plans to protect the most endangered species living there, despite the 1989 state law, updated last year, which obliges each of the autonomous regions to approve recovery plans for endangered species. A spokesman said the Bonelli’s Eagle and the Egyptian Vulture are all now extinct in those areas, where the Iberian Lynx, the Eurasian Black Vulture, the Iberian Midwife Toad and the European Pond Terrapin are all now under threat.

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