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the people who live in the Mesara want to encourage a caring, humane approach to animals   


The world around us has a significant effect on our lives and the animals and plants that share it. Some of the ways we can improve our quality of life to:

Stop light pollution

Protect Habitats

Protect Wildelife

Light Pollution

Light pollution is excessive, misdirected, or obtrusive artificial light. Pollution is the adding-of/added light itself, in analogy to added sound, carbon dioxide, etc. Definitions include the following:

Degradation of habitat by artificial light.

Alteration of natural light levels in the outdoor environment owing to artificial light sources.
Light pollution is the alteration of light levels in the outdoor environment (from those present naturally) due to man-made sources of light. Indoor light pollution is such alteration of light levels in the indoor environment due to sources of light, which compromises human health.
Light pollution is the introduction by humans, directly or indirectly, of artificial light into the environment.
Light pollution competes with starlight in the night sky for urban residents, interferes with astronomical observatories and, like any other form of pollution, disrupts ecosystems and has adverse health effects. Light pollution can be divided into two main types.
Adverse consequences are multiple; some of them may not be known yet. Unnecessary light disrupts the life cycle of animal and has a significant economic impact. In the summer lights misdirect turtles away from the sea. A street light costs approximately 18c a night, lets say 1.5c an hour. Not a lot? Multiply this by the number of street lights in a village. In a year this can add up.

Protect Habitats

 In the area we have some outstanding natural buity and we are home to a range of wild animals. A key area of interest are the wetlands





The practice of leaving poisoned animals as bate for stray dogs and other predictors or carrion-eaters has a detrimental effect on wildlife and has brought about the extinction of rare species. The illegal use of poisoned baits is common practice in many rural areas of Europe and the Mediterranean countries and it affects significantly vultures, and especially carrion eaters, such as the bearded vulture (Gypaetus barbatus), the griffon vulture (Gyps fulvus) and the Egyptian vulture (Neophron percnopterus ), as well as threatened mammal species, such as the brown bear (Ursus arctos), the wolf (Canis lupus) and the Iberian lynx (Lynx pardinus). - See more and Here