CAMPAIGN AGAINST LOGGING IN SINTRA, PORTUGAL

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Without delay.

A highly controversial logging will take place in a natural park in Sintra, Portugal.

SINTRA LAGOA AZUL by Eddy Lara Brito of Destinos Actuales

SINTRA LAGOA AZUL by Eddy Lara Brito of Destinos Actuales

I translate the full campaign, for you can properly decide whether or not to support this petition:

Against the massacre of thousands of trees in the Lagoa Azul, Sintra

To: Dear Minister of Environment

The ICNF, the structure that must work for the defense of the forest, has an “intervention” in the Perimeter Forests of the Serra de Sintra and Penha Longa and, more specifically, the surrounding public roads (EN9-1 section between the Lagoa Azul and Malveira da Sierra, Forest Road Malveira-Portela and access to the dam of the river Mula) said to aim to “improve the safety of people and goods and ensure the good development of indigenous species in the undergrowth, which are The base of the characteristic groves of the area. “

With this objective, a judicial order was made to mark individuals, focusing on arboreal specimens at the end of life, and especially specimens of species such as pines, cypresses and acacias, aimed at eliminating these specimens.

Question: If they were sick, who stopped treating them? Killing those who let themselves die is an excuse that does not justify anything.

Is it that, with each tree felled, will be followed by a new planting of trees? It is not only the phytosanitary situation that must be taken into account, but also the right to the image, which gives shape to the landscape, and had to do with the classification of Sintra as a cultural landscape. As in many situations, usually little exemplary, rarely has a slaughter been followed by the replacement of vegetation, in that environmental crimes are characterized, and are now on the way to another arboricide under the pretext of the defense of the hikers and security.

The Alagamares Cultural Association of Sintra, www.algamares.com, along with many attentive citizens, strongly opposes this announced felling, especially for the dimension that will take, and will do everything it can to avoid it. The trees marked for death have an orange mark and it is on orange alert that the defenders of the forests and “our” mountain must remain, as this does not belong to the technocrats or to the loggers, but to the one who loves it , lives and breathes, and those who do not wish to see her cut off for many decades.

Your Excellency, and the one supervised by the ICNF, is asked to take as of now all possible measures to stop this harmful action of the natural heritage of Sintra.

In the following link you can access the Portuguese campaign that several groups are supporting, so if you consider it appropriate you can support it:

En contra de la masacre de miles de árboles en la Laguna Azul, Sintra

Other media, pages and groups also echo this campaign:

Algamares, Asociación Cultural

Cidadanía Sintra

Quem sabe da poda?

Grupo Desportivo e Cultural de Galamares planting trees as a protest against logging. Photo Pedro Macieira

Grupo Desportivo e Cultural de Galamares planting trees as a protest against logging. Photo Pedro Macieira

Sintranoticias

Sintra Salvar As Arvores

SINTRA LAGOA AZUL by Eddy Lara Brito of Destinos Actuales

SINTRA LAGOA AZUL by Eddy Lara Brito of Destinos Actuales

"Rings of death" in trees of the forest perimeter of the Sierra de Sintra

“Rings of death” in trees of the forest perimeter of the Sierra de Sintra

"Rings of death" in trees of the forest perimeter of the Sierra de Sintra

“Rings of death” in trees of the forest perimeter of the Sierra de Sintra

"Rings of death" in trees of the forest perimeter of the Sierra de Sintra

“Rings of death” in trees of the forest perimeter of the Sierra de Sintra

Lagoa Azul, Sintra

Lagoa Azul, Sintra

Aline Saupe, planting trees to protest.

Aline Saupe, planting trees to protest.

Forest perimeters of the Sierra de Sintra

Forest perimeters of the Sierra de Sintra

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