The unsustainable situation in Cabrera reaches the European Parliament

MEP Raül Romeva questions the current management of the Cabrera National Park in the European Parliament

Press Release Date: February 8, 2013

Location: Madrid


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On the basis of Oceana’s claims, MEP Raül Romeva, of the Verdes/ALE group, has addressed as Parliamentary question to the European Commission on the unsustainable situation in the Maritime-Terrestrial National Park of the Cabrera Archipelago. It also refers to the ineffectiveness of the current park Trust, a body created to enable society’s involvement in all matters concerning the protected space.

The Executive Director of Oceana in Europe, Xavier Pastor, says: “The management of the park and the sea surrounding it carried out by the regional government of the Balearics in recent months  breached not only national law, given that this emblematic location was declared a National Park, but also EC legislation, more specifically the Habitats and Birds Directives. The question made by MEP Romeva should draw the Commission’s attention towards the lack of management of the protected space, and now the Commission must investigate, reach a conclusion, and issue a response”.

Oceana has repeatedly denounces the current unsustainable situation in the National Park, which has worsened in the last year after the drastic cutback in that staff, maintenance, and research and monitoring budgets. Moreover, the organisation has stresses the ineffectiveness of the public involvement body, the Trust, given that it has not performed any of the duties assigned to this type of public body.

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