WWF: Help Sardinia turn over a new leaf

November 15th, 2006 6:28 pm by mad mags

Via the World Wildlife Fund:

Help Sardinia turn over a new leaf

Sardinia, the second largest island in the Mediterranean, is known throughout the world for the beauty of its sea, its coastline and its wildlife.

Yet despite being home to such magnificent and rare species as the Sardinian red deer and the bearded vulture, the island has long suffered from damaging and uncontrolled development.

Now Sardinia’s Regional Council has decided to protect its coastline through new legislation and bring to a halt the steady, decades-long process of unsustainable building that has been slowly eroding this magical place.

Thanks to the work of the President of the Autonomous Region of Sardinia, Renato Soru, the council’s decision is now officially law. But opponents of the law – who want to keep destroying the island’ coastline – are now trying to overturn it.

Read more and take action here.

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