Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Save Irakli

This summer I was hoping to go back to Irakli, a piece of paradise on the Black Sea coast. Today I learned that 8 years ago was probably the last time I went there. It seems that a village/resort is going to be built on this land that I thought was a protected park. I guess it is not.

A group of young people is trying to resist the construction of this resort. I fully support them. I understand the importance of tourism in the economic development of Bulgaria, but we can't have the entire Black Sea coast become a large sub-urb either. There must be a compromise between human and nature, and if not, at least some pockets of protected wildreness (that can be shared with campers, hopefully with respect to nature, as it is mostly the case of Irakli).

There is a web site coordinating the resistance efforts (in Bulgarian only) www.daspasimirakli.com, there is also a blog iraklinet.blogspot.com.

Hopefully, I will be able to come back to Irakli one day.

I need to find a way to help for that to happen.

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