locality: Aralar [1 results]

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M-003 A01 animals: leeches - environment In Aralar, there was a fear that the same would happen as in Urbasa, whereby many people go to the mountains and, as they are not treated as they should be, they might get damaged. This was what happened: in a place called "Izainiturri" (leech fountain); most of the leeches disappeared or died. The same happened to other animals. The shepherds were consulted and the latter said that the sheep were also giving birth too early. Although nothing is sure yet, it would seem that the fertiliser, phosphates which had been dropped over a period of some time from aeroplanes, might have something to do with it.