Tropicalia, this giant greenhouse that creates controversy

    Tropicalia, this giant greenhouse that creates controversy

    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.

    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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