Tourist raunchy rule breaking causes extreme damage to sand dunes in Canary Islands

Tourists engaging in outdoor activities, including al fresco sex, had impacted many important dune ecosystems, according to the study.

The study found that 10 plant species had been damaged by people having outdoor sex in the dunes.

Eight of the species were native and three are endemic to the Canary Islands’ specific type of sand dune.

The study was called ‘Sand, Sun, Sea and Sex with Strangers, the five S’s’ and looked into various activities and their environmental impacts on a protected costal dunefield’.

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