Cyprus Minister of Internal Affairs Mr. Socratis Hasikos : Stop the development of THE LIMNI SITE for the golf course and villas complex
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Cyprus Minister of Internal Affairs Mr. Socratis Hasikos : Stop the development of THE LIMNI SITE for the golf course and villas complex

    1. Constantinos Nadiotis
    2. Petition by

      Constantinos Nadiotis

      Limassol, Cyprus

THE LIMNI SITE. The area from Yialia to Polis, a major nesting site of Loggerhead turtles has been included in the Natura 2000 network (known as the Polis-Yialia site). The area includes a 10 km long beach and the adjacent marine area. However, the terrestrial and marine areas included in the site have been reduced very significantly compared to the original proposals (500m), and the width of the coastal area now is on average about 100m and in some places less. There are still no management measures in place and development in the immediately adjacent area (in some cases 60m from the sea) has proceeded very rapidly on some stretches of the site, with no regulations to guide it in such a way as to minimise impact (e.g. lighting etc). The relevant provisions of the Town and Country Planning legislation included in the Countryside Policy for Polis are evidently receiving little attention, but even if they did, the Countryside Policy for Polis, does not include the Yialia area. Although the Government’s 2010 Report states that the area is protected under ‘’several national laws’’, protective measures are not actually implemented.
Following a tender award by government, a management plan for the Polis-Yialia area (as proposed to the EU as a Natura 2000 site) is now complete and covers the area in its now reduced form (in comparison to the 1998 LIFE Project), while a permit is being considered to develop beyond the site what could be the biggest golf course and villas complex in the Mediterranean. Because of this, implementation of the management study, however good, is unlikely to effectively protect turtles either on land or in the sea.

To:
Sokratis Hasikos, Cyprus Minister of Internal Affairs
Stop the development of the area for the golf course and villas complex

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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    1. Reached 3,000 signatures
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      Constantinos Nadiotis
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      Ευχαριστίες προς τον Πρόεδρο της Δημοκρατίας Νίκο Αναστασιάδη απηύθυνε ο Εκτελεστικός Πρόεδρος της Cyprus Limni Resorts & Golf Courses Plc Νίκος Σιακόλας για τα κίνητρα που εξήγγειλε για τα γήπεδα γκολφ.

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      Constantinos Nadiotis
      Petition Organizer
      Petition to stop Limni development

      By Bejay Browne A PETITION to try to stop the luxury development of Limni, near Polis Chrysochous in Paphos has already garnered over one thousand signatures. The petition was started just last week by nature lover Constantinos Nadiotis, 36, and is being sent to minister of the interior, Socratis Hasikos.

    4. Reached 2,500 signatures
    5. Reached 500 signatures

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    • Sam Hay MORGANTON, NC
      • 2 months ago

      This is a precious bit of the earth which should be preserved into perpetuity for all people and all the creatures for which it provides a habitat. This wonderful place should not be sacrificed to the selfish desires of the privileged few who would have the opportunity to use a golf course there.

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    • G Esler WEMYSS BAY, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 4 months ago

      To save the environment for all local species and to preserve the area of natural beauty and traditional Cypriot lifestyles.

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    • Evangelia Mouskou LARNACA, CYPRUS
      • 4 months ago

      Save the biodiversity of Cyprus

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    • stelios savva NICOSIA, CYPRUS
      • 4 months ago

      is a very beautiful place

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    • Christina Michael GLASGOW, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 4 months ago

      Because Cyprus is the place I was born and raced and I would like people not to destroy the last signs of beauty in this island!!

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