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« Reply #20 on: October 29, 2009, 09:16 AM »
Check your spam folder Vicente... System emails from the forum often get files as spam.... :(
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« Reply #21 on: November 06, 2009, 20:55 PM »
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« Reply #22 on: February 02, 2010, 11:56 AM »
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« Reply #23 on: February 03, 2010, 23:40 PM »
Yes Nick, but after things like this.

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« Reply #24 on: February 03, 2010, 23:56 PM »
Yes, you're right Vicente...that's why I said " for now". Without closing the thousands of illegal (and legal) bore holes, the Tablas are an accident waiting to happen...
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« Reply #25 on: March 31, 2014, 18:58 PM »
Hi All, I just had this update from Vicente.... Very nice to hear that the Tablas are doing ok for now......

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« Sent to: Clive on: March 19, 2014, 23:22 PM »

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Hi Clive.

Many things has happened in these last few years. The Park is overflooded, with the majority of the surface covered by water. Years 2011-12-13 were excellent in terms of birdlife, in fact "las Tablas" was the National Park with more breeding species in the whole Spain in 2013, but the wetland is very far from being "saved". The problem, just now, is called polution by waters coming from the Water Treatment Plants of Daimiel, Manzanares & Villarrubia de los Ojos (towns settled in the surroundings of the park). This polution destroy every year hundreds of flooded Hectares covered with algae (chara hispida, so at the end the park cannot offer suffcient food resources for a plethora of species, from diving ducks as the Red Crested Pochard to reptiles as the European Pond Tortoise, or amphibians like the Tree Frog. So the visitor of the park can feel dissapointed watching the apparently lack of life of the park, but if you consider the surroundings (Guadiana river, Navaseca Lagoon, Steppe areas adjacent to the park, or the Dehesa de Zacatena), we can stablish that birding and enjoying nature in Daimiel can still be one of the most exciting experiencies that can be done nowadays in Spain.

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« Reply #26 on: November 26, 2014, 10:18 AM »
Well, it looks like the Tablas will be saved after all!, The mighty Coca Cola company are throwing their not inconsiderable weight behind the protection and future of these wetlands....

Do we think that Coca Cola can do a better job than 20 odd years of National Park status and hundreds of millions of funding already from EU, local and national levels?.. Time will tell but I find the whole idea really weird..

http://www.cocacola.es/compromiso/tablas-de-daimiel-spot-compromiso#.VHWZ1MlAK6s
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« Reply #27 on: November 26, 2014, 22:14 PM »
Hi Clive.

You're right. The only thing that Coca-Cola has made is to restore a small area of mediterranean habitat around Las Tablas with new Holm Oaks. And the park is very far from be saved. Actually the situation in the park is the worst in the last 4 years. The water pollution in Daimiel has completely destroyed the charophyte meadows of Las Tablas, so it's frustrating to see the lack of aquatic life of the park (in contrast with the rich birdlife of the surroundings, like the Guadiana river in the main entrance of the park).

The same day that Coca-Cola made the spot I was in Las Tablas with some customers; there was just a Great Egret and some small flocks of Cranes in the area, the only birds that you can see in the spot! What a contrast with the thousands of birds that could be observed on any day in the past!

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« Reply #28 on: November 27, 2014, 09:49 AM »
Hi Vicente, nice to hear from you, though I would have liked some better news :)

I must admit I did have my doubts about this even though I hopefully imagined a team of 100 retired cocacola workers filling in all the illegal wells.... Oh Dear....

Best regards from Grazalema

It would seem that the promo video now can be seen in another light thanks to Vicentes observations.... Here is the video over at youtube

http://www.cocacola.es/compromiso/tablas-de-daimiel-spot-compromiso#.VHbmHslAK6t
« Last Edit: November 27, 2014, 09:57 AM by Clive »
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