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To save the Rila mountain from an illegal constructions and ski rezorts.

An illegal ski resort is rising. Panichishte-The Lakes-Kabul is the name of the project, huge parts of which are in the borders of National Park Rila, Bulgaria. It is not approved by the government officially but roads and lift basements are already under construction in 2007. Huge machines are digging and building day and night. Existing roads are being repaired and new are constructed already in few months, without the required ecological evaluations. Putting down trees for safety reasons against fire in the moment are actually future ski tracks. The tourists are in seriously danger crossing the site, the machines leave enormous pits; motor sledges "guard" the paths in a way that you have to watch out really if they approach you. The idea of this group is to spread information - inform our friends for the process. Initiatives to stop the building have started - information is crucial right now.
Video:http://forthenature.org/video/98/

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COMMISSION OF PETITIONS AND COMPLAINTS AT EUROPEAN GOVERNMENT

BULGARIAN PRIME MINISTER

COPY TO: JOURNALISTS AND DEPUTIES

Dear Ladies and Gentleman,


I appeal to you to undertake urgent actions regarding the control and obeying of the European and Bulgarian legislations regarding the rights and guaranties of the citizens, who are threatened from the illegal ski lift, built from lodge “Pionerska” to lodge “Rilski ezera” in National Park Rila. I insist on taking measures for saving National Park Rila and the areas drafted in “Natura 2000 Rila” and “Rila Buffer” from building ski resorts, lifts and tracks. I insist on control over the actions of Bulgarian state departments. I insist on stopping and removing the illegal ski lift and the area affected to be restored at the expenses of the individuals responsible.

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КОМИСИЯТА ПО ПЕТИЦИИТЕ И ЖАЛБИТЕ КЪМ ЕВРОПЕЙСКИЯ ПАРЛАМЕНТ
МИНИСТЪР-ПРЕДСЕДАТЕЛЯ НА РЕПУБЛИКА БЪЛГАРИЯ
КОПИЕ: ЖУРНАЛИСТИ И ДЕПУТАТИ

През последните няколко години , природата на България е подложена на сериозен инвеститорски натиск, който заплашва да наруши нейната красота и уникалност и да лиши държавата ни от един от основните икономически ресурси – туристическият. Н

1. I insist on stopping and removing the illegal ski lift and the area affected to be restored

2. I insist on control over the actions of Bulgarian state departments.

3. I insist on taking measures for saving National Park Rila and the areas drafted in “Natura 2000 Rila” and “Rila Buffer” from building

4. http://en.forthenature.org/petitions/10/