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Thyme to Celebrate

Good News for threatened heath…

Between March and May last year many PROACT supporters lent their support to the campaign against the expansion plans for an airport in the Timoneda Heathland which threatened Timoneda D`alfes [Wild Thyme Thymus vulgaris] Nature Reserve. See: http://www.proact-campaigns.net/localcampaigns/id23.html

It looks as though the campaign by the Catalan conservationists is heading towards a successful conclusion; we can all be proud of playing our part, however small. I quote below from a mail from one of the initiators, Annau Barfull to David Conlin ? Founder of Proact:Some months ago there were political elections for the Catalan government, and fortunately, a left wing government will take over for the next 4 years. I have spoken with those responsible in one of the political parties that is in the government, and they have told me that the new airport will not be sited in Timoneda D`alfes Nature Reserve. As far as I know, there will be an experts meeting in the Catalan government environment department next week with some technicians to discuss the future of the Timoneda, and to start to take decisions about the future of this nature reserve. So, we can say that almost for sure, this site is SAVED. I just want to thank you for all the effort and trouble that you have taken on our behalf, and whenever you come here, you are more than welcome. As soon as I have any information, and we are positive that the site will is safe, I will send an e-mail to EBN and Eurobirder. Thanks again Arnau Bonan Barfull - Catalunya

I hope that many of you will have the opportunity to visit Catalonia and take up Arnau`s offer!

4th July 2014