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Food for thought

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Stunning beaches, fields with orchids, lakes and green forests, rivers, unspoilt coasts… The view takes our breath away. On the other hand, we all want to have comforts such as canteens, lifts, harbours, streets, taverns and hotels beside the seashore. How should we protect our coasts and mountains from being overbuilt?

                                                                                                                                If we want to conserve pristine forests, flowing waters, virgin beaches, monk seals and dolphins, butterflies and orchids for us and our children, then we should limit our demands and retain some areas in their natural state – over and above laws and conventions that are often broken or may even change. 

Governments will only decide to act when the majority demands it persistently. The decision is ours.

Destroying the environment is easy.

Protecting it is difficult and expensive

– but worth the effort.

Its rehabilitation tomorrow might be impossible.

© Archipelagos

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