Barefoot dogs everywhere
1987/10/01 Elhuyar Zientzia Iturria: Elhuyar aldizkaria
The carefree deterioration of nature or cultural heritage can assume that it can only occur in backward third world countries like Bolikosta. Fortunately or unfortunately, donkeys are everywhere. We know what is happening in the German Messel.
In the Messel area there is an impressive fossil pit. Considered one of the most important in the world, it has the outstanding fossil record of the Eozeno era (50 million years ago). For example, the fossil of a recently found anteater (the first found in Europe) has given a new fogra in favor of the idea that Europe and America were united in their day.
The fossils found in the Messel pit are of very good quality. Paleontologists have been able to identify the skin type and scales of animals and in some cases the stomach content. To date, 35 species of mammals have been identified and an estimated 40 other species will be identified.
What is the problem? The authorities in Messel want to turn the site into a landfill. They say there is no other place to accumulate waste. This blind attack on universal human heritage deserves no further comment.