Canary Islands Reclassify Protected Species in Land Development Bid

The Rock Sparrow and over half of the currently protected species in the Canary Island may be declassified.Ecologists have branded the government of the Canary Islands plan to redefine environmentally-protected wildlife a “crime”.

In a confrontation between ecologists and real estate developers looking to build golf courses in the Canary Islands, the Canary Islands government seeks to remove more than half of the currently protected species from the protected list.

The unique biodiversity of the Canary Islands has long been recognised as a haven for wildlife and is home to about 4,000 species and sub-species that do not exist anywhere else in the world. via Telegraph UK