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Mount Hymettus protection issue boost October 30, 2007

Posted by grhomeboy in Environment, Nature.
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Government holds talks with local authorities on protection of mountain

Efforts to protect areas of Mount Hymettus, east of Athens and burned by wildfires in the summer, received a boost yesterday when the government held talks with representatives from the 15 Municipalities that border the mountain.

“This meeting is the beginning of a fruitful cooperation,” said Deputy Agricultural Development Minister Costas Kiltidis. “We are demanding the end of any undesirable activity on the mountain, such as quarries, landfills and army barracks, and the implementation of a national park-style management scheme for Hymettus,” said the head of Association for the Protection and Development of Hymettus (SPAY) and Mayor of Vyronas, Nikos Hardalias.

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