A few kilometers from Berck-sur-Mer, in Pas-de-Calais, the largest tropical greenhouse in the world is due to see the light of day. Under a transparent dome more than 32 meters high must grow tropical plants in a hot and humid atmosphere with a temperature of 26 ° C to 28 ° C, including winter. Exotic animals (reptiles, butterflies, fish, birds …) as well as trees from the Amazon rainforest will populate this 2 hectare covered space. Enough to attract 500,000 visitors per year.
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But, for now, this project called Tropicalia is behind schedule. It still has not emerged from the ground while its inauguration was scheduled for next year. Not only did the Covid-19 not help in the first steps of the pickaxe but also, over time, this investment of 73 million euros has aroused strong opposition among environmentalists, peasants and alter-globalists. They have formed a collective of 32 associations, including Greenpeace Lille, Attac or even Novissen,
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