Protect Bulgaria's natural treasures
March 3, 2007 4:04am CST
The location of the new holiday complex near the village of Varvara on Bulgaria's Black Sea coast is nothing but idyllic, where the thickly forested Strandzha Mountains march almost directly onto the Black Sea. Little wonder that holiday homes have already been snapped up by foreign investors, even before construction is completed. The problem - unbeknown to investors - is that the complex is being built illegally within the Strandzha Nature Park, without the agreement of the park authorities. Take action now and help protect Bulgaria's natural treasures Sadly this story is not unique. In Bulgaria, especially when it comes to environmental protection, laws on paper still mean little in practice. Lack of capacity, will or even corruption on the part of authorities and political decision makers are allowing individual interests to ransack Bulgaria's greatest natural treasures. In all too many cases, foreign investors from the UK and other countries are silent accomplices. Send an email now to the Bulgarian authorities. Call on them to implement existing laws and regulations and take the necessary steps to stop the destruction of the country's national parks and other protected areas. Sign the petition here: http://passport.panda.org/campaigns/action_email.cfm?uCampaignId=1541&uActionId=2281 Thank you, WWF International
3 Mar 07
I'm interested in nature evwrywhere, as nature is not a country's property, but a heritage to uor next generations. I am a member of WWF Passport and I recieve newsletters on all nature protection campaigns. It was just a coincidence this campaign on Bulgaria came up today. Yup, same problems here...the rich do anything to get richer, and the poor not to get any poorer...sometimes I'm ashamed I'm human....