Making love at midnight in the dunes of Gran Canaria might sound like a romantic escape for some, but it is having a major impact on wildlife.
Almost 300 ‘sex spots’ made by frisky tourists have been found by researchers in a protected coastal dunefield on the Spanish island.
The Dunas de Maspalomas is a special nature reserve and one of Europe’s last naturally moving dune fields. Tourists have long flocked to the area to enjoy the sandy paradise on the coast, and hotels have built up around it.
But a new report entitled ‘Sand, Sun, Sea and Sex with Strangers, the ‘five S’s’, shows how cruising is having a destructive impact
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