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Vandals destroy Europe's largest nest of dino eggs

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Nick
Garland

Founder and Editor
Vandalism of natural treasures seems to be on the rise. Along with the "artist" who used eight national parks in the USA as her canvas and the person who stole a dinosaur bone from Dinosaur National Monument, charlatans who destroyed a dinosaur nest in Spain now join an incredible list of wreckers of civilization.

A spate of recent acts of vandalism on sites both here in the USA and around the world has shocked those interested in preserving our natural heritage. Most recently, Europe's largest nest of dinosaur eggs was destroyed in Coll de Nargo in the Catalonia region of Spain.


The Catalan Institute of Paleontology discovered the completely destroyed egg nest this week. Eggshells were found ripped up and scattered around the nest site. Salvador Moya, director of the institute, called the act "totally unacceptable" and noted that our paleontological heritage should be protected with as much fervor as our archeological heritage.


Since the fossil site was discovered in 2009, the institute had been working hard to preserve the area and to turn it into a natural attraction for a neighboring museum. The mayor of the city, Benito Fité, called it a "big step back, a catastrophe."


Two years ago, someone stole an egg from the site but later returned it. He was fined only 90 euros.

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Nick
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