The national government had planned to expropriate 500 ha of land which would have closed farms, a campsite, two quarries and eleven homes. The plans were dropped earlier this year in favour of a new plan slightly off to the right.
This plan has now been dropped after more complaints. A third plan is being mooted to put the sanctuary over in the hills of La Capellanía, which is partly protected LIC land and this won’t disturb anyone. So instead of expanding the protected land, they’ve going to just doubly protect the same land.
The tortoises, however, continue to merrily walk along the unused AVE line as before.