If everyone reading my blog can sign this petition it would be a great help, and stop this bloody government from destroying the island unnecessarily.
A new online petition is underway against the paving of the road that links Ginjas, in São Vicente, to Estanquinhos, in Paul da Serra. The initiative came from Jeff de Gouveia, a businessman linked to nature tourism and who says he cannot “sit around waiting for our Government to pave another road in our Laurissilva forest, a World Heritage Site”. In the text accompanying the petition, Jeff speaks of the approval, by the Regional Government, of paving 10 km of road inside a unique forest, which since 1999 has been considered a World Natural Heritage Site by UNESCO. The petitioner says that this intervention will promote the spread of invasive species, being seen as a threat to the survival of Laurissilva.
The ongoing collection of signatures aims to bring an action to UNESCO, so that the intention to pave the road to Ginjas goes ahead.