Yearly, the identical as seashores throughout Spain are awarded Blue Flags for his or her excellence, ecologists award Black Flags on the reverse finish of the size.
A few of these ‘destructive’ flags went to La Rábita ( Albuñol) and La Charca in Salobreña however there was one particular point out for the Paraje Pure Acantilados de Maro-Cerro Gordo due to the air pollution attributable to sunbarrier cream within the water.
The nationwide ecologist group, Ecologistas en Acción, which screens 8,000 kilometres of shoreline, 356 days a yr, mentioned that they might have included many extra seashores than the 48 chosen on the ‘black’ checklist – luckily, they didn’t.
“Each time any person covers themselves with barrier cream after which swims within the sea, they’re leaving a few of it within the water and if you happen to multiply that by the 1000’s of individuals on the seashores, due to rising vacationer numbers, it creates an amazing environmental impression,” they defined.
After all, defending you pores and skin from the dangerous results of the solar is a precedence however a few of these lotions include endocrine disruptors, generally additionally known as hormonally energetic brokers, that are an necessary contaminating agent.
The issue with the coves alongside that a part of the shoreline is that there’s not a lot motion of water (hydrodynamics) coupled with a large human presence in peak summer time.
(Information: Maro, Nerja, Axarquia, Costa del Sol, Malaga, Andalucia)