Daily Archives: 9 August 2012
Update 9 August: I’ve just been sent a link to a lovely blog that I’d previously been unaware of: it’s tenerifenaturewalks, and there are some incredible and very sad pictures in the most recent post HERE of the Barranco de Tágara as of yesterday.
Update 24 July: As of late last night, after another intensive day of firefighting, the fire is now officially under control in Tágara. Guía de Isora mayor Pedro Martín said that teams were now on extreme watch in case any hotspots break out again. The mayor said that he was confident the fire will be completely extinguished in the barranco forest this week. Canarian Government Vice President José Miguel Pérez and Tenerife Cabildo Environment Councillor Ana Guadalupe Mora are expected to meet the mayors of the three municipalities affected later today to evaluate the damage.
The Tenerife Cabildo has created a Facebook page called “Participación y Voluntariado Ambientales de Tenerife” (Tenerife environmental participation and volunteering) to encourage the public’s participation in the running and improvement of the island’s environment. The new page is HERE, and was presented today in a press conference held by Cabildo environment councillor Ana Lupe Mora, chief of environment planning Víctor García, and chief of the volunteering office Yayi Martín.