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Tourism flights in Mountain regions
Tourist flights in mountain regions spoil their attractiveness through noise pollution. They also undermine the ethical basis for many mountain activities. Read our position paper on tourist flights here.
Ski resort threatens national park in Serbia
The development of a large ski resort in Serbia is threatening the flora and fauna of the country’s largest national park. The Association for the Conservation and Sustainable Development of Stara Planina is protesting against the construction of the new ski resort inside the Stara Planina National Park. They say that the construction is in violation of six Serbian laws as well as international environmental conventions signed by Serbia. The UIAA supports local organisations in their protests.
Ski Resort in Rila National Park, Bulgaria
If you visit Rila national park in Bulgaria you will not only see beautiful lakes and the highest mountain of the Balkans, but large machinery disfiguring the landscape, turning wilderness into a ski resort.
Bulgarian nature conservation organisations have united under the name “Let nature remain in Bulgaria” to stop the development. They claim that the investors are pressuring the government to ignore environmental protection and let them build a large scale ski resort with 21 slopes. The resort would cover 240 hectares, two-thirds of which would be inside the National Park.
On January 21, 2008 the World Wildlife Fund submitted a position paper on behalf of eight international NGOs, including the UIAA, to four Bulgarian Institutions (Parliament Chairman, Parliamentary Commission on Environment and Water, Ministry of the Environment and the State Forest Agency). Read more on the WWF website
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23 July to 6 August 2008, the Mountain Partnership is organising a course on “Mountain Environment and Climate Change” in Italy. The course is open to ...
The development of a large ski resort in Serbia is threatening the flora and fauna of the country’s largest national park. The Association for the C ...
Rila national park, Bulgaria