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Environmental organisations call on government to ‘rise to occasion’ on Akamas

Environmental organisations in Cyprus are calling on the government to take immediate action to halt harmful construction activities in the Akamas region, implement restoration efforts, reassess environmental impact assessments, and develop Akamas into a national park that prioritizes sustainable tourism and the protection of local biodiversity. The recent findings of an investigation into construction works in the region have raised concerns and sparked calls for a thorough reassessment to safeguard this valuable natural asset. The government’s next steps will be closely watched by the public, environmentalists, and international observers, as they determine whether Akamas will be preserved as a jewel of biodiversity or if the balance between progress and preservation will continue to be a tugofwar.