Social alarm is being raised by the lack of information regarding the deer death in Sierra de Baza Natural Park. The versions of what happened are not helpful. On social media, there are more videos and photos of dead or dying animals being shared than ever before. This is despite the fact that these images and videos were taken weeks ago. Manolo Gavin, the mayor of Baza, assumes that all other municipalities within the Natural Park do the same. He asks for information to help stop the social panic that has erupted. "We ask you to intervene as soon as possible to stop the tragedy from happening again." "The news that we have seen in the media seems to indicate that many deer have died has not happened,"
The mayor of Baza needs to know the true number of deer killed and the exact census. It is also necessary that the Andalusian Government responsible for conserving the Sierra de Baza Natural Park "do all they can to preserve the fauna of this protected environment, in the hope that what happened in the past two or three months doesn't happen again."
Gavilan states that in these cases, if there isn't any official information, hoaxes are fuelled. "I've heard at least four versions about what happened." It would be helpful to know the status of the investigation as well as the steps being taken to determine the truth.
Almudena Cano is the Sierra de Baza Natural Park Conservation Director. She insists that we wait to see the analysis and results of the investigation. "When all the data is available and we are certain of what he has asked, we will immediately inform everyone, for everyone's comfort."
Evidently, it is the pathological type analyses that are being delayed. These tests are performed by an outside laboratory that is affiliated with the Junta de Andalucia. "The same thing about it is that it takes a while; when we have them, we will be able inform," the Conservative Director states at the same moment that she recalls that the Natural Park Governing Board was immediately informed.
Jose Angel Rodriguez, President of the Sierra de Baza Project Association also feels it is necessary to clarify what happened. The report of the Center for Analysis and Diagnosis of the Wild Fauna of Andalusia, (CAD) was sent at the end of March. Three dead deer carcasses were discovered in the Sierra de Baza. This "a time that seems sufficient to have had a conclusive diagnostic about the cause of these deaths."