Environmental impact of eucalyptus plantations: analysis of rural people's opinion in Cantabria (Spain)
AbstractA public-opinion poll about what the rural population in Cantabria thinks of the influence exerted by eucaliptus groves on the physical environment shows that, even though their power to affect water, fauna and, to a certain extent, the quality of the landscape is accepted as true, only a scanty minority of that population believes that eucaliptus groves influence soil as well. It is also remarkable that, apart from a minority of people, the population inquired does not seem to be worried about either the quality of the landscape or the risk of forest fires or the protecting strength of forest land. They are quite a lot more sensitive to anything that has to do with yields or possible losses.
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