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These people, who came from Buenos Aires, climbed to the slope of the White Volcano, one of the highest elevations in the Pumice Stone Field, by ignoring all signs and indications that forbade passage.
Four tourists will have to pay a US$5,700 fine each for marking with the tires of their quadricycles Argentina’s protected Pumice Stone Field in the Catamarca province, damage from which the natural area will take between 30 and 40 years to recover.
These people, who came from Buenos Aires, climbed on Tuesday to the slope of the White Volcano, one of the highest elevations in the Pumice Stone Field, by ignoring all signs and indications that forbade passage.
“The tourists apologized but what they provoked is inadmissible,” the Catamarca Province Ranger Division Chief Wilson Solohaga stated, stressing that the quads left visible traces because the volcano slope has a thin and sensitive layer.
"Since these practices are unfortunately common, we have to bet on change by denouncing and severely punishing those who perpetrate them," the Catamarca Province Biodiversity and Protected Natural Areas Director Carlos Barrionuevo said.
In Ucacha, Argentina, they replaced wooden light posts with concrete ones, but they cut parts of wooden posts in which there were woodpecker nests to attach them to the corresponding concrete post, at the same height. Thus nests saved#photo#nature#birds#beautypic.twitter.com/plMDT59knD