10 Jun '11, 10am

‘No Porto Fayoum’ petition now online: Join in the campaign to save Lake Quaran and Gebel Qatrani in Egypt

‘No Porto Fayoum’ petition now online: Join in the campaign to save Lake Quaran and Gebel Qatrani in Egypt

The campaign to save Lake Quaran and Gebel Qatrani in Egypt from a proposed tourist devlopment ‘Porto Fayoum’ has increased since we first reported the news in May Groups including Nature Conservation Egypt (BirdLife’s Affiliate in Egypt) have launched an online petition and Facebook campaign. Please join the campaign and sign the petiition here . “You can get regular updates by joining the No Porto Fayoum Facebook page,” said Mindy Baha El Din, of Nature Conservation Egypt. Whilst some in government claim that the green light for the development was given by acarchaeology officials this is refuted by Zahi Hawass, Head of the Supreme Council for Antiquities in an interview he gave to the Reuters News Agency earlier this month. If it goes ahead, Porto Fayoum will wreak untold destruction on a priceless natural and cultural heritage site. Nature Conservation Egypt (NCE) and ...

Full article: http://www.birdlife.org/community/2011/06/no-porto-fayoum...

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