The Council of Tenerifethrough the Natural Environment Management and Security area headed by the Minister Isabel García, has launched a special operation during the nights of the Perseid sighting on Mount Teide, on August 12 and 13, with the first objective being of this operation the safety of the people who travel to the national park as well as the protection of the protected natural space.
“The excessive influx of vehicles during the sighting of the Perseids on Teideas every year, it can generate a situation of lack of control, as has happened on other occasions, which is why we have established certain reinforcements at both the fire-fighting checkpoints and at the information service”, indicated the councilor Isabel García.
“The sighting of the Perseids on Mount Teide is a traditional activity in summer, but this must be done in the most respectful way possible with a highly sensitive environment such as Mount Teide, paying attention to cleanliness and transit through places not enabled. ”, pointed out García, who added that, of course, “once again we ask the population for common sense and respect for the signs and instructions of the park staff”.
Operation against fires during the observation of the Perseids on Teide
This reinforcement, which will be established during the scheduled days, contemplates the extension of the hours of the fire checkpoints and pickup vehicles with 400-liter water tanks, two Unimog trucks and two information service vehicles that will make rounds at different points in the park and control the capacity of car parks, being able to limit access when they are full.