ContraMINAcción informa desde Galicia: ataque a la comunidad de montes de Froxán en Lousame, Galicia

Attack to Common Woodland in Galicia

[Más abajo, información en gallego]

Este domingo, 1 de mayo, la Comunidad del Monte Vecinal en Mano Común de Froxán, en el municipio de Lousame, Galicia ha sufrido un ataque que explicamos a continuación.

Sobre las 11 de la mañana los vecinos avistaron un incendio y se apresuraron a iniciar directamente los trabajos de extinción, al mismo tiempo que se alertaba a los servicios de extinción. Gracias a la rápida intervención, a las 14:00 el fuego estaba extinguido, quemando unas 9 hectáreas de las 100 que tiene el monte vecinal.

El incendio afectó principalmente a una zona de monte raso con algunos eucaliptos dispersos, a una repoblación de abedul que se había terminado esta misma semana pasada (diseñada precisamente como cortafuegos verde), y a una reforestación de pino de este mes. Fue fundamental para parar el incendio una masa de roble que está recuperando y expandiendo la Comunidad.

El fuego fue claramente provocado, colocándose en el extremo NO del perímetro justo en el día que el viento predominante tenía este sentido, con la intención de dirigirlo directamente hacia la aldea y a las zonas recientemente repobladas.

Aunque en Galicia son frecuentes los fuegos intencionados que tienen su origen en conflictos sobre la superficie en sí (en el pasado hubo fuegos por los usos ganaderos) a día de hoy no existen estos intereses, ni conflictos vecinales o con otras comunidades, por lo que la intención no puede ser otra que la de atemorizar y coartar a la Comunidad para paralizar su defensa del comunal: esto es TERRORISMO.

El único conflicto que mantiene la Comunidade es con la filial minera local Tungsten San Finx de la multinacional Sacyr, y que ha usurpado una parte del monte comunitario de Froxán, así como otras 30 hectáreas de la comunidad vecina. Esta mina ha reiniciado su actividad en 2015 y pretende extraer 1 millón y medio de toneladas de wolfram (utilizado en la industria armamentística) en 12 años.

En los últimos meses la Comunidad ha requerido que la minera abandone los terrenos usurpados y se han denunciado actuaciones como sondeos en vías públicas, obras ilegales sobre el dominio público hidráulico, y violación de las servidumbres fluviales.

Aunque la Comunidad ni puede ni quiere apuntar hacia los posibles autores materiales, que desconoce, ha puesto estos antecedentes en conocimiento de las autoridades al presentar las pertinentes denuncias. Y intensificará sus actuaciones destinadas a preservar el monte desde el punto de vista ecosistémico y de su carácter comunal.

¿Quién quema nuestros montes?

¿Quién quema nuestros montes?

El próximo sábado una delegación de colectivos ambientales y vecinales realizará una visita de inspección para diseñar una respuesta colectiva, tanto para la recuperación de la superficie quemada y las aledañas, como para enfrentar la continuidad de la amenaza minera. También hoy han emitido, a través de la Plataforma ContraMINAcción un comunicado al respecto: http://www.mineriagalicia.org/2016/05/03/que-hai-detras-do-lume/ (también se encuentra abajo)

Aunque por desgracia este no es un caso aislado en nuestro país, y en esta ocasión el daño causado ha sido reducido, es muy preocupante que este tipo de armas indiscriminadas se utilicen de esta forma contra la naturaleza y las comunidades que se esfuerzan en su conservación.

ContraMINAcción, miembro de YLNM

 

[Gallego]

Un incendio intencionado arrasou máis de 9 hectáreas do Monte Veciñal en man Común de Froxán, en Lousame, situado sobre unha concesión mineira.

ContraMINAcción condena este atentado a terra

ContraMINAcción condena este atentado a terra

Co apoio da sociedade, a política da terra queimada terá sempre as de perder fronte á defensa da terra e comunidades fortes, cohesionadas nas súas xustas reivindicacións.

Manexo do monte veciñal, a resposta a moitas necesidades

A Comunidade Veciñal de Froxán desenvolveu durante as últimas décadas un lento traballo de restauración curando as fondas feridas que máis dun século de voráxine mineira pola extracción do wolfram e estaño deixaron sobre o seu territorio: deforestación, contaminación fluvial, pozos mineiros abertos, e montañas de residuos. Nesta fin de semana alguén quixo destruír parte dese esforzo. A reintrodución de especies autóctonas fronte á eucaliptización masiva do territorio é unha das accións que vén desenvolvendo a comunidade e constitúe un mecanismo efectivo de protección contra os lumes.

Conflito de intereses

Ainda que houvo incendios no pasado, esta é a primeira vez que un incendio é provocado intencionalmente no monte de Froxán. A veciñanza estima que o incendio aconteceu “procurando facer o máximo dano posíbel a través da escolla do punto e das condicións ambientais máis indicadas para levar o lume cara á aldea e cara a unha recente reforestación con bidueiro, completada a semana pasada”.

Este feito, que consideran un atentado, non responde a conflitos entre comunidades ou entre veciños, nin tampouco a calquera interese directo pola acción do lume sobre o terreo. En realidade, só pode ser clasificado como terrorismo ambiental, pois o seu obxectivo último e único é sementar o medo e a impotencia procurando parar os esforzos de defensa do monte comunitario fronte aos que o atacan.

Solidariedade e vixilancia de ContraMINAcción

Como máis vale previr, a Plataforma ContraMINAción transmite a súa máis firme condena á destrución ambiental perpetrada este domingo no monte da Comunidade de Froxán. ContraMINAción expresa o seu apoio e solidaridade coa Comunidade de Froxán e activa os seus mecanismos de vixilancia ambiental. Diferentes actividades e accións de resposta xa se puxeron en marcha.

Este ataque tamén mostra a capacidade de resposta rápida e acción unitaria da comunidade evitando, xunto coa acción determinada dos servizos de extinción, que o lume producise o dano que procurara.

Desde a comunidade procedeuse tamén á denuncia dos feitos, que están penados coa indemnización dos custos de extinción e danos causados e 5 anos de cárcere, e xa está en marcha unha investigación, paralela ás accións de autoorganización da comunidade, para que non volva pasar.

“Os coletivos que formamos ContraMINAción facemos ademais un apelo para incrementar este apoio, e poñémonos mans á obra para colaborar na rexeneración inmediata do territorioatacado con especies autóctonas. É a nosa forma de dar unha resposta firme a este covarde ataque ás comunidades veciñais e contra o ecosistema, veñan de onde veñan”.

¿Quén está a destruir o monte?

¿Quén está a destruir o monte?

Last Sunday, On May 1, there was an attack in the territory of the Common Woodland Community of Froxán, in the municipality of Lousame, Galicia. Things happen as follows.

At 11am the villagers spotted a forest fire and immediately proceeded to extinguishing it and calling the fire services. Thanks to the fast reaction, at 2pm the fire had been extinguished, burning 9 hectares of the 100 that the Commons Community stewards.

The fire burned mainly a section with scrub and some dispersed eucalyptus, an area that had been recovered with birch trees (betula pendula) this same week (designed as living fire break) and an area reforested with pine last month. A large section of oak trees that is being recovered and expanded by the Community was instrumental to stop the fire.

The fire was clearly provoked, being ignited in the NW corner of the Common land perimeter, in a day that predominant winds had that same direction, with the intention of leading it directly to the village and the recently reforested areas.

¿Quén está a destruir o monte?

¿Who is behind this fires?

Although intentional forest fires are frequent in Galicia and are usually connected with conflicts over the lands themselves (such as cattle farming uses) today such interests do not exist in this community, neither neighbour issues or conflicts with other communities. Therefore, the intention of the fire is that of producing fear paralyzing the Community’s
efforts to defend the commons: this is TERRORISM.

The only conflict that this Community currently has is with the local mining subsidiary “Tungsten San Finx” of the multinational SACYR, that has usurped some of Froxán’s common land and an additional 30 hectares of the neighboring commons community. This mine has restarted its activity in 2015 and seeks to extract 1.5 million tons of tungsten / wolfram, a mineral used in the arms industry, during the next 12 years.

Over the past months, the Community has asked the mining company to abandon the occupied lands and several explorations in public ways, illegal works in the public river domain and violations of water rights have been reported.

Although the community cannot and does not point to the actual perpetrators, that are unknown, it has reported these precedents to the current authorities. And it will intensify its actions to preserve the common woodlands from both eco-systemic and communal perspectives.

ContraMINAcción condena este atentado a terra

ContraMINAcción condenms this attack to the common woodlands being reforested

Next Saturday a delegation of environmental and commons groups will be here for an inspection visit to design a collective response, both in terms of recovering the burnt lands and in confronting the continuing mining threat.

Also today, the anti-mining network ContraMINAcción has issued a public statement that is available here:
http://www.mineriagalicia.org/2016/05/03/que-hai-detras-do-lume/

Even if, sadly, this is not an isolated case in our country, and in this occasion the damage has been relatively small, it is extremely worrying that this kind of indiscriminate weapon is used against nature and those communities that are committed to its conservation.

Information being distributed by ContraMINAcción, a YLNM member
¿Quién quema nuestros montes?

¿Quién quema nuestros montes?

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