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環境・自然

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Petition to 荒井正吾

「奈良公園」内におけるリゾートホテルの建設反対 Petition to stop resort construction in Nara Park

「奈良公園」内におけるリゾートホテル建設反対署名にご協力ください。 2013年、奈良公園の景勝地「若草山」にモノレールを建設する計画を発表した奈良県荒井知事が、再び奈良公園にリゾートホテルを建設しようとしています。 当該地は「国指定の名勝」であり、「文化財保護法」や「古都保存法」に基づいて「歴史的風土特別保存地区」に指定されています。このような厳しい規制地域には本来一切の建造物を構築することは認められないはずです。 また、当該地は「奈良市風致地区条例」によって「第一種風致地区」に指定され、一切の商業施設の営業は認められていない地域でもあります。 さらに、この地は奈良公園が「ユネスコ世界遺産」の認定を受けるにあたって、住民の住居地区とのバッファーゾーンとして位置づけられており、世界遺産登録に関する違約行為の疑念があります。 県は国から当該地を購入し、奈良公園に編入した上で、県の裁量でホテルを建設しようというものです。公園法によれば、公園の用に呈する建造物以外は建てられないことになっているはずです。県は、さまざまなルールを捻じ曲げてでもホテルを建設しようとしているのです。 自然環境を観光資源として活用する事業が、ムササビや野鳥の生息するこの自然環境を壊すのは本末転倒です。 奈良公園は、日本国の宝であり、世界遺産の登録を受けた世界の財産です。子々孫々に悔いを残さないため、そして「反対意見」が少数ではないことを示すために、日本全国の見識ある皆さんの民意として「署名」をいただきたく存じます。 何とぞ、ご賛同・ご協力をお願いいたします。 要請事項奈良市高畑町の県有地(裁判官官舎跡地)における「リゾートホテル建設計画」の速やかな中止を求めます。 署名呼びかけ団体/呼びかけ人奈良公園の環境を守る会・高畑町住民有志の会辰野勇(代表)、田中幹夫、椎名誠、夢枕獏、野田知佑、渡辺一枝、天野礼子、風間深志、大場隆博 、佐藤秀明、林家彦いち、寺田克也、吐山 真、藤森善正、小宮みち江、大尻育子、桧垣泰弘、波多野武司 署名用紙による署名活動も行っています。署名用紙をダウンロードしてご協力お願いします。 奈良公園の環境を守る会・高畑町住民有志の会http://www.nara-park-mamoru.jp/ Petition to stop resort construction in Nara Park Background      In 2013, Governor Arai of Nara Prefecture announced plans for the construction of a monorail at Nara Park's scenic spot Mt. Wakakusa, and he is again announcing plans for construction of a resort in Nara Park. Nara Park is designated as a "Place of Scenic Beauty," and a "Preservation District for Historic Landscapes" based on Law for the Protection of Cultural Properties and Law for the Preservation of Ancient Capitals. In such a strictly regulated area, new construction should not even be possible, regardless of the type of building. In addition, Nara Park is designated as a "Scenic Site" by Nara City ordinance which means that commercial facilities are not permitted to do business in this area. Furthermore, when the Historic Monuments of Ancient Nara were designated as a “UNESCO World Heritage Site,” areas around Nara Park were designated as buffer zones to separate Historic Monuments from Nara’s residential areas and protect their integrity. This raises the question that new construction could jeopardize the World Heritage Site designation. Nara prefecture purchased this land from the national government, incorporated it into Nara Park, and now intends to construct a resort. Based on regulations set out in the Parks Act, construction is only possible if the building is for park use. The prefecture is trying to build a resort even if that means it must bend various rules and laws.      Even though there is a need for hotels in Nara due to a projected increase in inbound tourism for the Tokyo Olympics in 2020, there is no need for the construction of a resort in Nara Park. It is contradiction to say they want to utilize this natural environment for tourism, because their actions to realize that goal will end up destroying the very same natural environment. When responding to questions from the Prefectural Assembly, the governor stated “There are only a few voices of opposition from the community,” ignoring those opposing construction and proceeding with construction plans.     Nara Park is a treasure of Japan and registered as a World Heritage Site making it a treasure of the world. In order to preserve this place for our children and grandchildren, and show that we are not merely a “few voices of opposition,” we humbly ask for your signature. PetitionCall for the immediate suspension of resort construction on prefectural land in Takabatake-cho Nara City (designated as an official residential area). PetitionersAssociation for the Preservation of Nara Park, Takabatake-cho Residents Association of VolunteersIsamu Tatsuno (Representative), Mikio Tanaka, Makoto Shiina, Baku Yumemakura, Tomosuke Noda, Ichie Watanabe, Reiko Amano, Shinji Kazama, Takahiro Oba, Hideaki Sato, Hikoichi Yayashiya, Katsuya Terada, Shin Hayama, Yoshimasa Fujimori, Michie Omiya, Ikuko Ojiri, Yasuhiro Higaki, and Takeshi Hatano http://www.nara-park-mamoru.jp/

「奈良公園の環境を守る会」 「高畑町住民有志の会」
21,934 supporters
Update posted 6 months ago

Petition to ジョン・ポンベ・マグフリ タンザニア大統領, UNESCO世界遺産委員会

人も森も守っていないキリマンジャロ国立公園。タンザニア政府に国立公園拡大政策の見直しを求めます!

(English Translation Below) 世界遺産キリマンジャロ山では2005年、森林保護を目的として、森林帯のすべてを国立公園に取り込む措置がとられました(面積75,575 ha→183,181 haに拡大)。 しかしいま、この国立公園の拡大が、森林に沿って暮らしてきた10万人を超す村人たちの生活を窮地に追いやっています。そればかりか、森すら守れない状況をキリマンジャロ山に生み出しています。 ●地域住民を苦しめる国立公園 国立公園に取り込まれた森林帯には、それまで村人たちの生活を支えてきた“ハーフマイル・フォレスト・ストリップ”(面積8,769ha。以下HMFS)と呼ばれるバッファゾーンの森が含まれていました。このHMFSは、地域住民が日々の基本的ニーズ(煮炊き用の薪や家畜のための草など)をまかない、生活を維持していけるようにするために設けられた特別な森でした。 しかしタンザニア政府は2005年、森を守るためとして、そのHMFSをすべて国立公園に取り込み、武装ワーデンを配置。彼らは女性、子どもに対してさえ暴行をふるい、住民の森林利用からの徹底排除に乗り出しました。 自然を守ることは大切です。しかしそのためにそこに暮らす人々の生活権や人権は無視されても良いとする政策は間違っています。 ●森を守れるのは/守ってきたのは誰? キリマンジャロ山の森林に関する多くの研究は、HMFSの森がもっとも良く守られていたのは、その管理が地域住民の手に委ねられていた時期(1941年~1961年)であったことを明らかにしています。この期間、住民たちによって約450haの植林が取り組まれました。 しかし1962年にその森が政府管理下に移されると、政府はHMFSの商業林としての経営を重視する政策をとり、森林の伐採が進みました。HMFS移管後の30年間に政府は245haの植林をしましたが、伐採面積が植林面積を上回っていたことが報告されています。 そしてこのようにして山肌に広がった裸地に森林を回復するため、一貫して植林に取り組み続けたのも地域住民たちだったのです。ところがその植林さえ国立公園編入後は違法行為とされ、住民は政府によって植林を禁じられてしまいます。 このような国立公園拡大政策は森からその最大の守護者を追い出したに等しいもので、政策としての合理性、妥当性をまったく欠いています。 ●国立公園は森を守れない 国立公園法は、何人たれ国立公園内に侵入することを禁じています。しかしその法によって村人たちのニーズが消える訳ではなく、彼らは生きていくために森に“不法侵入”し続けるしか選択肢がありません。法を無視して侵入し続ける村人たちという現実を前に、遂に政府は国立公園法が許さない“不法侵入”に一部で目をつぶらざるを得なくなります。 政府さえ遵守できない法のもとで森を管理することの矛盾は明らかで、この国立公園の拡大政策はその目的とする森も守れず、人々を苦しめるだけのものになっています。 ●世界の力を 私たちはタンザニア政府に対して、HMFSに対する国立公園拡大という誤った政策を直ちにあらため、キリマンジャロ山の人と森を守るために以下を実行することを求めていきます。  (1) バッファゾーン(HMFS)からは国立公園を外すこと  (2) もっとも森を守ってきた地域住民主体による森林管理をバッファゾーン(HMFS)で実現すること  (3) 政府はその森林管理を森林条例等によって法制化し、保証していくこと  宛 先 : ジョン・ポンベ・マグフリ タンザニア大統領       UNESCO世界遺産委員会  提出時期: 2017年8月を予定 みなさまの署名によるお力をぜひお貸しください! 参考リンク ・タンザニア・ポレポレクラブ: http://polepoleclub.jp/ ・タンザニア・ポレポレクラブ(フェイスブック): https://www.facebook.com/TanzaniaPolePoleClub ・消えた住民たちの森: http://polepoleclub.jp/voice.html・世界への訴え: http://polepoleclub.jp/voice2.html ・クラウドファンディング「世界遺産に想いの乗った木を植え、人と森、動物たちを守りたい 」: https://readyfor.jp/projects/eden  *********************************************************************************************************  National Park on Kilimanjaro with no protection of people and forest. Tanzanian Government: Please amend its expanded policy On a World Heritage Mt. Kilimanjaro, a measure to incorporate all of the forest zone into the National Park was taken in 2005 for the purpose of conservation of the forest (area 75,575 ha→183,181 ha). However, this extension of the National Park has now forced a livelihood of more than 100,000 villagers having been living along forests into a predicament. And not only that, it has been creating a state to be unable to protect even forests on Mt. Kilimanjaro. ●The National Park to make community people suffer In the forest zone incorporated into the National Park, forests of a buffer zone called the “half-mile forest strip” (HMFS: area 8,769 ha) was included. This HMFS was an exceptional area placed to cover daily basic needs (such as firewood for cooking and fodder for livestock) of community people in order to maintain their lives. However, the Tanzanian Government implemented a policy to incorporate all of the HMFS into the National Park in 2005 on the pretext for conservation of the forest and eliminated local residents from forests. Needless to say, it is important to protect nature. However, a policy to neglect people living there is wrong. ●Who had conserved and can conserve forests? Plural researches and studies on forests of Mt. Kilimanjaro have pointed out that the time (1941-1961) when forests within the HMFS had been most conserved was the days for the management of forests to have been entrusted by local residents (the forested area: approximately 450 ha). However, after the forest was placed under Governmental control in 1962 (the forfeiture of the right of common at this stage, instead of the incorporation into the National Park), the Government adopted a policy to focus on the commercial use of forests, and deforestation advanced. Although for 30 years after the forest had been transferred to its control, the Government had afforested areas of 245 ha but it is said that logging areas had exceeded forested areas. Under the situation, people who had continued to afforest bare hillsides were local community residents. However, the Government prohibited even such efforts by local residents as illegal activities in the National Park. Incorporation of the forest into the National Park can be said to be even equal to a measure to have curtailed guardians from forests, which loses utterly its rationality and appropriateness as a policy. ●The National Park is unable to preserve the forest !  The National Parks Law prohibits for anyone to trespass on the forest. Villagers have been prohibited even to plant trees as illegal behavior after incorporation of the forest. However, as it does not mean that needs of local residents disappear by the Law, they have no choice but to continue to trespass ‘illegally’ on forests for the purpose of maintaining their livelihood. In the face of reality that villagers continue to trespass on forests neglecting such Law, the Government has begun to close its eye partly to ‘trespassing’ which the National Parks Law does not allow. It is in apparent conflict to manage the forest under the Law which even the Government is unable to comply with. ●Please give us a hand of the world We will urge the following to the Tanzanian Government to amend the wrong policy of the expansion of the National Park to protect local residents and the forest of Mt.Kilimanjaro:   (1) To eliminate the buffer zone (HMFS) from the National Park  (2) To realize the forestry management by local resident initiatives at the buffer zone (HMFS)  (3) To position the management of the buffer zone (HMFS) by local resident initiatives as a    core of a forestry management policy and to enact this as a law such as a forestry ordinance. For this purpose, please do extend your helping hand by a signature! * Your advocates for sharing and diffusing of this article are kindly requested! Reference web pages ・Tanzania Pole Pole Club: http://polepoleclub.jp/index-english.html ・Tanzania Pole Pole Club (google+):  https://plus.google.com/103661166384991650622/ ・Lost Forests of Inhabitants: http://polepoleclub.jp/lost_forests.html ・"What is right ?": http://polepoleclub.jp/voice-english.html ・(Crowd-funding) "Save the people, forets and animals on the World Heritage site of the Mt.Kilimanjaro by planting trees": https://readyfor.jp/projects/eden

Tanzania Pole Pole Club
93 supporters
Started 11 months ago

Petition to 竹内千尋 , 鈴木英敬

伊勢志摩国立公園内 的矢湾のメガソーラー計画の中止を求めます!

期限が延びました‼️   引き続きご協力よろしくお願いします。 ご注意ください◎ こちらの署名と直筆での署名と重複できませんので、どちらかにご署名いただきますようお願いします。 「伊勢志摩国立公園内 的矢湾に計画中のメガソーラー建設の中止を求めます」 「日本の原風景ともいえる自然がある」 としてG7サミットの地に選ばれた志摩市ですが、急速に 進んだ大規模太陽光発電所開発及び計画面積は、すでに約87万4000m²東京ドーム約18,7個分 (2016年12月現在)にも及び、 開発現場から汚水、土砂流出、道路冠水、騒音などの被害が出て おり、市民の安心、安全な生活は脅かされつつあります。 的矢湾のメガソーラー計画は湾に面した広大な面積の山林を切り崩すため山の保水力の低下 を招き湾内及び近隣の漁業、養殖業、海女業に甚大な被害がもたらされる事は必至であり、 風光明媚な的矢大橋のたもとに施設が完成すれば観光業への影響も懸念されます。 太陽光発電の“目的”はCO2削減ですから、CO2を吸収する森林の伐採を伴う太陽光発電所設置 は本末転倒といえます。 景観そのものが重要な観光資源の志摩市において、豊かな自然を切り 崩し、太陽光パネルで敷き詰められた光景に旅人は何を感じるでしょうか。    さらに、伊勢志摩国立公園は環境省から世界水準のナショナルパークとしてブランド化を図る 国立公園に指定されており、これ以上の環境及び観光資源の劣化は許されません。 私達は本計画の中止を速やかに表明する事を市長に求め、県、国に働きかけてゆきます。 皆様のご協力をよろしくお願いします。 伊勢志摩国立公園を大切にする市民の会   Request of the suspension of the construction of the Mega solar panel project in Matoya Bay, Ise-Shima National Park (exploitation surface 194,724m2). Shima has been chosen to be the place where the G7 summit would be held because of its beauty.However, the rapid development of the large-scale solar panel project (already a 874000 m2 area as of December 2016) and its area of construction, results in filthy water, sediment discharge, flooded roads and noise pollution. Those damages are threatening the citizens' peace of mind and safety. The construction of the Matoya Bay's Mega Solar project will bring inevitable great damage to the bay itself as well as the fishing and aquaculture industries surrounding the area by cutting through the mountain forest which will result in a degradation of the water-retaining capacity.In addition, the completion of this project will be a blight on the Scenic beauty of the Matoya Bay producing a prejudicial effect on tourist business in Shima. Furthermore, the purpose of solar energy is to reduce CO2, however the installation of solar panels involve lumbering large area of forest, forest which already helps reducing CO2, it is what we would call mistaking the cause for the end.The scenery is also an important reason why the tourists come to Shima, they enjoy the rich nature around here. How would the tourists react when the view of the beautiful forest mountain will be degraded by solar panels? Furthermore, Ise-Shima National Park needs protection from the Ministry of the Environment as the Japanese National Parks should aim at the World National Park standard, therefore it is not tolerable to deteriorate Ise-Shima National Park. We request the prompt interruption of this project.Help us stop this project.The Association of protection of Ise-Shima National Park   http://loveiseshima.org

伊勢志摩国立公園を大切にする市民の会
265 supporters
Update posted 1 year ago

Petition to Minister for Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism of United Republic of Tanzania, Director of the UNESCO World Heritage Centre

Tanzanian Government: Amend its expanded policy of the National Park in Mt.Kilimanjaro

National Park on Kilimanjaro with no protection of people and forest. Tanzanian Government: Please amend its expanded policy On a World Heritage Mt. Kilimanjaro, a measure to incorporate all of the forest zone into the National Park was taken in 2005 for the purpose of conservation of the forest (area 75,575 ha→183,181 ha). However, this extension of the National Park has now forced a livelihood of more than 100,000 villagers having been living along forests into a predicament. And not only that, it has been creating a state to be unable to protect even forests on Mt. Kilimanjaro. ●The National Park to make community people suffer In the forest zone incorporated into the National Park, forests of a buffer zone called the “half-mile forest strip” (HMFS: area 8,769 ha) was included. This HMFS was an exceptional area placed to cover daily basic needs (such as firewood for cooking and fodder for livestock) of community people in order to maintain their lives. However, the Tanzanian Government implemented a policy to incorporate all of the HMFS into the National Park in 2005 on the pretext for conservation of the forest and eliminated local residents from forests. Needless to say, it is important to protect nature. However, a policy to neglect people living there is wrong. ●Who had conserved and can conserve forests? Plural researches and studies on forests of Mt. Kilimanjaro have pointed out that the time (1941-1961) when forests within the HMFS had been most conserved was the days for the management of forests to have been entrusted by local residents (the forested area: approximately 450 ha). However, after the forest was placed under Governmental control in 1962 (the forfeiture of the right of common at this stage, instead of the incorporation into the National Park), the Government adopted a policy to focus on the commercial use of forests, and deforestation advanced. Although for 30 years after the forest had been transferred to its control, the Government had afforested areas of 245 ha but it is said that logging areas had exceeded forested areas. Under the situation, people who had continued to afforest bare hillsides were local community residents. However, the Government had prohibited even such efforts by local residents as illegal activities in the National Park. Incorporation of the forest into the National Park can be said to be even equal to a measure to have curtailed guardians from forests, which loses utterly its rationality and appropriateness as a policy. ●The National Park is unable to preserve the forest ! The National Parks Law prohibits for anyone to trespass on the forest. Villagers have been prohibited even to plant trees as illegal behavior after incorporation of the forest. However, as it does not mean that needs of local residents disappear by the Law, they have no choice but to continue to trespass ‘illegally’ on forests for the purpose of maintaining their livelihood. In the face of reality that villagers continue to trespass on forests neglecting such Law, the Government has begun to close its eye partly to ‘trespassing’ which the National Parks Law does not allow. It is in apparent conflict to manage the forest under the Law which even the Government is unable to comply with. ●Please give us a hand of the world We will urge the following to the Tanzanian Government to amend the wrong policy of the expansion of the National Park to protect local residents and the forest of Mt.Kilimanjaro:   (1) To eliminate the buffer zone (HMFS) from the National Park (2) To realize the forestry management by local resident initiatives at the buffer zone (HMFS) (3) To position the management of the buffer zone (HMFS) by local resident initiatives as a   core of a forestry management policy and to enact this as a law such as a forestry ordinance For this purpose, please do extend your helping hand by a signature! * Your advocates for sharing and diffusing of this article are kindly requested! Reference web pages・Tanzania Pole Pole Club: http://polepoleclub.jp/index-english.html・Tanzania Pole Pole Club (google+):  https://plus.google.com/103661166384991650622/・Lost Forests of Inhabitants: http://polepoleclub.jp/lost_forests.html・"What is right ?": http://polepoleclub.jp/voice-english.html

Tanzania Pole Pole Club
32 supporters