Sunday, August 22, 2010
Project Vito forced to stop working on Fogo beach
Asemana report on Fogo sand mining
Sadly, the President of the Camara Municipal has authorised sand extraction and forty lorries a day are reported to visit the beach every day to destroy this vital habitat. This is, of course, against the law. The President has also chosen to publicly attack the work done by Project Vito and to post guards on the beach to prevent turtles coming ashore.
In the face of this opposition, Silvana has decided to direct her attention to the other beaches on Fogo. It seems that no one in government or law enforcement is prepared to stop this gross and immoral breach of the law, including the Minister for the Environment who was recently in Fogo.