The Balearic Group of Ornithology and Defence and the Nature (GOB) answer to the protesters in the rural world last Saturday took to the streets: there is to continue with the policies of environmental protection. “From the GOB, we express our support to the decisions and policy lines to pursue conservation and environmental sustainability of the natural heritage and rural areas in the Balearic islands”, they said in a statement.
“To ensure the maintenance of biodiversity and the natural landscape and agricultural measures are needed legal and other initiatives to prevent their transformation and to promote the maintenance of their environmental values. In this sense, the creation of Spa is not only an obligation that we have as members of the European Union, but is also a resource to put into value territory, in a scenario in which financial support to agricultural activities in the european framework is expected to be reduced in the future, and logically the areas with environmental protection international will enjoy a privileged position. In terms of hunting, since the GOB we believe that the declaration of a territory as a SPA it is precisely the best guarantee for the maintenance of the hunting. These protected areas are intended to the maintenance of ecological conditions necessary for the birds, conditions that also favor the presence of species cazables, and in addition to this figure of protection does not prohibit hunting. In fact some of the best hunts of Mallorca, as for example the finca Sa Vall (Ses Salines – Santanyí) are SPAS for many years. That is why we cannot understand the mobilization of the hunters against these figures of protection,” he continues.
For the environmental group, the manifestation of hunters, horsemen, drivers of galleys and other groups “can only be understood from the misinformation, the manipulation, the politicisation and, in some cases, the defense of interests that are strictly personal, that have nothing to do with the conservation of the natural heritage and rural.”
The demonstration, under the slogan ‘Ja no can month’, started your tour in the plaza of the Tube after the arrival of tractors, buggies and horsemen, and ended up in front of the Consolat de Mar, place in which the member of the Platform, Peter Bestard, read the manifesto.
So, Bestard said that “have been ongoing for the offenses on the part of those who occupy the Govern balear and the Consell”.