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19 August 2017
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‘Aerial art action’ planned for Odeceixe beach against prospecting and eucalyptus monocultures

in Algarve · 10-08-2017 14:01:00 · 0 Comments

An ‘aerial art action’ form of protest is to be staged on Odeceixe beach this Saturday, 12 August, “to protect the coast from oil drilling and the land from eucalyptus monocultures that fuel deadly forest fires.”

‘Aerial art action’ planned for Odeceixe beach against prospecting and eucalyptus monocultures

Activists from the Algarve Surf and Marine Activities Association ASMAA, Climaximo, and other environmental initiatives together with some 200 international participants in the ‘Defend the Sacred – Envision a Global Alternative Gathering’ in Tamera, will all be taking part in the “sacred” action.
Led by American environmentalist, educator, and aerial artist John Quigley, participants will use their bodies to draw a huge message on the sand, filmed by drone cameras.
An Algarve resident who will be taking part in the action, but asked to remain anonymous, said: “I’m going because we’ve got to support the environment and public campaigns for preventing more oil prospecting.
“We need to concentrate on renewable resources and not what is damaging to the environment.”
This comes after Portuguese President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa last Thursday night passed legislation that will make it compulsory for the government to consult with local residents whenever there are plans to drill or search for oil in the areas of residence.
This was due to several town halls, mostly in the Algarve, voicing their disgust at not being able to have a say on oil drilling contracts that would have a direct influence on the landscapes in their towns and cities.

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Edition 1437
19 August 2017
Edition: 1437

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