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I guess it will go to appeal but its a bit ironic that the fine goes to the water company! And, where does a cotton farmer get 2 million euros from to pay the fine anyway?
Most of this issue is the fault of hidrográfica and the police and park authorities anyway for letting it happen in the first place! The laws are there, they just need to be enforced.
The Confederación Hidrográfica del Guadalquivir (CHG), responsible for water management in the area, must receive compensation of almost €1.97 million from the convicted.
The ruling may still be challenged. However, if it stands, it will be the first case in Doñana to impose prison sentences for illegal water extraction. Moreover, it highlights the growing awareness and seriousness of environmental crimes in Spain.
Breathe and try to be nice to people 🙂