Thursday, 31 July 2014

Greek landfill site puts sea turtles at risk

Greece’s decision to keep operating a landfill within Zakynthos National Marine Park, has been condemned by the European Union’s Court of Justice and has left the survival of sea turtle nesting sites vulnerable.

The landfill site is close to the Sekania beach on Laganas, which is home to one of the most important nesting beach of the loggerhead sea turtle in the Mediterranean.

By keeping the dump active, despite it not having the necessary permits and environmental conditions, the Greek authorities have openly defied European environmental legislation. 

It is in particular disregard of European regulations that apply to “Natura 2000” sites (EU protected areas), which, thanks to its population of endangered sea turtles the site has been part of since 2006. 

No comments:

Post a Comment

You only need to enter your comment once! Comments will appear once they have been moderated. This is so as to stop the would-be comedian who has been spamming the comments here with inane and often offensive remarks. You know who you are!

Related Posts with Thumbnails