The mountains of Agrafa, the southernmost a part of the Pindus vary in Central Greece, have been given excessive safety standing by the Surroundings Ministry banning all types of development.
Below the ministry’s “Apatita Vouna” (Untrodden Mountains) program, all development or growth exercise together with the creation of roads are prohibited in listed areas.
The intention, the ministry mentioned, is to guard the nation’s wildlife and pure habitats, which have important environmental worth and are an integral a part of tourism.
The Agrafa have been added to the mountains of Lefka Ori (Crete), Saos (Samothrace), Smolikas and Tymphi (Ioannina), Taygetus (Peloponnese), and Hatzi (Trikala) – that are protected below the “Apatita Vouna” regulation.
Surroundings Minister Kostas Skrekas mentioned Greece was the primary nation in Europe and second globally to undertake a particular safety standing for its virgin mountainous areas.
Skrekas added that dozens of mountains can be included on the record “in order that it turns into clear to everybody that the federal government cares about and protects the surroundings with actions, not phrases”.
The Agrafa with an space of 94.42km2 is a part of a vital protected space which incorporates uncommon species of birds, wild goats and brown bears and as such enters the particular safety grade.
“The federal government is making a defend of safety for Greece’s pristine mountainous areas and biodiversity so that each one residents in the present day, however particularly within the subsequent generations, can benefit from the nation’s pure habitat and distinctive landscapes,” mentioned Deputy Surroundings Minister Giorgos Amyras.
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