23rd Nov 2021 @ 10:38 am

Haría Ayuntamiento has criticised the decision of Spain’s Interior Ministry to place a SIVE (Integrated External Vigilance System) at the Mirador de Guinate, without consulting them.

The SIVE system will monitor waters to the north of the island for the arrival of pateras (boats carrying migrants), and will reinforce a system that has been frequently criticised for its lack of effectiveness.

However, Haría Ayuntamiento has claimed that, while it is fully in support of the installation of a SIVE system on the cliffs of Famara, this is not the correct place.

The Mirador de Guinate is one of the most spectacular of the viewpoints that overlook the Chinijo Archipelago to the north of Lanzarote.

Haría’s Mayor Chaxiraxi Niz wrote “We support the installation of the system, but not its location. The Mirador de Guainate is a unique place that will be negatively affected. There are other locations that are equally valid and much more sustainable with the environment and the protection we must give to our landscapes.”

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