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    Impact of development

    Mid this year, before the elections, the government gave permission for a road to be bulldozed through next to my property. Before it was bulldozed it was cunucu with tons of cactus and trees. They cleared the equivalent of a 4 lane highway for about a mile. It is not sealed.

    Since the clearing we no longer have any parrots. Before they would sit on the cacti and screech away in the morning and at dusk. No more. The other birds are now scarce as well.

    Progess is fine but surely there needs to be some attention to the balance with nature

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    I feel for you Awaman! Last year we would randomly pick chimirucu cherries, canepa, mango, etc from vegetation hanging over the backroads behind brasil along the foothills and such. This year much of those plants were either plowed over or not hanging fruit, we found very little road trip snacks this year. Worst of all, really is that it looks too developed and doesn't have the natural appeal it did before. The roads might have been a little bumpy with a few potholes, but it blended in with the plants, cacti, trees, and properties and made for relaxing detour drives across the island.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aquaman View Post
    Mid this year, before the elections, the government gave permission for a road to be bulldozed through next to my property. Before it was bulldozed it was cunucu with tons of cactus and trees. They cleared the equivalent of a 4 lane highway for about a mile. It is not sealed.

    Since the clearing we no longer have any parrots. Before they would sit on the cacti and screech away in the morning and at dusk. No more. The other birds are now scarce as well.

    Progess is fine but surely there needs to be some attention to the balance with nature
    Where is this? We'd like to check it out, thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NH Mark View Post
    Where is this? We'd like to check it out, thanks.
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