29 Aug Are salinas detrimental for the environment?
Some days ago, we came across an article about how salinas work and the environmental problems they cause (https://pspstation.org/como-funciona-una-salinera/), featured in a website about computer games, a world away from salt making. The author (unknown to us) stated that salt making was detrimental to the environment because “it prevents animals to use the space they occupy for living and it changes the chemical properties of the soil for cultivation”. He (or she) also explains that the remains of the salt production –eaux mères, as they are known- are toxic for the environment, poison the animals and their long-term effects are unknown.
Yes, strictly speaking, salinas have an impact on the environment. But it is a positive one! They enhance biodiversity, use a renewable resource, create employment and provide a landscape mosaic of great aesthetic value. Pity the author failed to understand this. From our side, lesson learnt. We will never pronounce our opinion on computer games, a world away from our expertise