The Telesforo Bravo Foundation has warned this Sunday of the damage that horseback riding in the Teide National Park entails for endemic species.
“The enormous work carried out for many years in the jewel of the natural spaces of Tenerife, runs the risk of falling on deaf ears”, he assures.
The Foundation explains on its Facebook account that this Saturday a “large” group of horses could be seen “in what seemed like an organized excursion” along the Guajara trail. An activity that the organization defends is expressly prohibited by the Governing Plan for Use and Management “because of its erosive effects, because of the damage to the endemic flora that they can cause as herbivores, and because of the dispersal of seeds of plants outside the Park, through of feces that they can cause.
“If this continues, the days of the natural values that are protected on Mount Teide are numbered.
“We demand an immediate reaction from the Cabildo de Tenerife, that those responsible be identified and punished and that the Cabildo and the Government of the Canary Islands once and for all call the places for environmental agents so that surveillance is day and night, every day of the week”, emphasizes the organization.