🇬🇧 Rota Vicentina Association delivers two Manifestos to the Government of Portugal

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Rota Vicentina Association, representing the interests and concerns of its 190 members – from which 140 are local companies and 25 international tour operators – and gathering in its General Council 38 external entities (19 public and 19 private) from areas such as territorial management, environment, touristic promotion, regional and national police and safety authorities – sent to the Government of Portugal and other relevant public authorities, as well as to the Press, two Manifestos about facts that influence and can seriously affect the region of Sw Portugal and particularly the Sw Alentejo and Vicentina Coast Natural Park.

The MANIFESTO FOR THE IMEDIATE SUSPENSION OF THE OIL PROSPECTION AND EXPLORATION CONTRACTS UNTIL PROPER PUBLIC CLARIFICATIONS ARE PROVIDED, subscribed by 25 members of this Council, asking the Government of Portugal that ceases these contracts, namely in the Algarve and Alentejo Coast, once there are several questions of supreme interest for the region and the country which have not clarified and answered.

The MANIFESTO FOR AN URGENT GOVERNMENTAL POSITION CONCERNING THE DIFICULTIES IN THE COMPATIBILIZATION BETWEEN INTENSIVE AGRICULTURE AND THE VALORIZATION OF THE ENDOGENOUS RESOURCES OF THE SOUTHWEST COST OF PORTUGAL, subscribed by 23 members of this Council, asking the Government of Portugal an urgent position concerning the difficulties of matching the objectives of the SW Alentejo and Vicentina Coast Natural Park with the River Mira watering area ones, for believing that there are solutions that must be explored for the development of agriculture in ways that respect the endogenous resources of the region.

In the hope of contributing so that the ecological footprint in the most well preserved European coastline is the lowest possible, ROTA VICENTINA, proceeds in its mission of promoting a sustainable and responsible tourism in Sw Portugal.


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