Another protest took place yesterday, 14 March 2012, in a series of rallies against planned changes in the forestry legislation in Bulgaria.
The proposed changes will make it easier
to cut down forests to construct new lift installations and skiing slopes;
to carry out complete clearance of forest areas that consequently causes mud slides and floods
this concerns the most vulnerable part of Bulgaria’s forests, those which have been designated as national parks and which represent only 5% of the territory.
With the gleaming examples of over construction and all the negative consequences both for the nature, as well as for the consumer, of the Black Sea coast and the ski resort Bansko, it is difficult to pretend we don’t know what the result of these new changes will bring.
Of the nearly 1 500 people that confirmed on Facebook they are coming, around 2 000 showed up and marched through the city passing by the Ministry of Agriculture, which has initiated the changes. Similar protests, although much smaller in numbers took place in Plovdiv, Varna and Kazanluk.