Support For The Candidacy Of Arrábida The World Heritage Of The United Nations Educational, Scientific And Cultural Organization (Unesco)

Original Language Title: Apoio à candidatura da Arrábida a património mundial da Organização das Nações Unidas para a Educação, Ciência e Cultura (UNESCO)

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DRAFT RESOLUTION ‡ à ° ƒ paragraph 403/XI/2.  ª RECOMMENDS the support € CAND 1 Group DRAFT RESOLUTION ‡ à ° ƒ paragraph 403/XI/2.  ª RECOMMENDS the APPLICATION of ARRà € support  BIDA the HERITAGE “ UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE recognition of the importance and richness of Arrà ¡ bida date of there are many decades , having driven in the 1976 creation of the Natural Park of Arrà is bida to safeguard and enhance the environmental paisagà ³ nio heritage, cultural and history Rico action ³ present, as well as the integration of this in several international networks of conservation, such as the European network of Biogenà © European policies, Booking the CORINE types ³ bià and Natura 2000. The Serra da Arrà are bida and the surrounding area have a orography own ³ pria and are located in an area of transition between the coastal influence of Atlantic origin and romantic Mediterranean nea, giving them high diversity and features only the world level, in particular not in terms of flora, fauna, geology, geomorphology and paisagà quality arts education. In addition, the long occupation of the territory by human ³ River over the centuries has built a singular cultural and intangible heritage ³ nio that matters. Since the importance of terrestrial and marine fauna and flora that create an important ecosystem preserve views and systems of paisagà existing feature richness, until is relevà ³ rich historical instance and assumed cultural over the centuries, the Arrà are bida acquires exceptional value. It was not by chance that the Portinho da Arrà are bida was considered one of the seven natural wonders of Portugal, in the category of beaches and sias in 2010 © Bankruptcy. Was your wealth and uniqueness that allowed the inclusion of good € œ Arrà is bidaâ â €  since 2004 in the indicative list of the UNESCO. From then have developed 2 steps to advance with your candidacy for World Heritage ³ nio, taking into account their natural and cultural capital. It was constituà of an Executive Committee, composed of the Association of pious City region of setãºbal and the Institute for the Conservation of nature and biodiversity (ICNB), supported by a technical Committee and a Monitoring Committee, involving several institutions µ and entities, for the purpose of presenting with strong fundamentals and application is structured. This candidacy faces, however, with some difficulty, since there are several threats on Arrà are bida that can jeopardize the application, taking into account the high level not requirement of UNESCO experts. Is ‰ the case of disorderly construction in various areas of the Natural Park, the existence of eleven active quarries that are authentic romantic craters that transform radically the landscape and have negative impacts on ecosystems and on the stability geolà ³, the cement works of Secil, whose useful life has been extended by at least another 20 years with the approval of the plan in 2005. It is recalled that, last April, was the Director of the Department of pria ³ management of classified areas of the Lisbon Coast and West of the ICNB which aimed for an eventual responsibilities is Secil "approval of the candidature" of joint saw ³ nio World Heritage site, due to co-incineraà of industrial dangerous duos resà and once "the international experts will evaluate all the area covered. The need to safeguard the exceptional features of the Arrà are bida and respect traditional activities and sustainable furniture of its populace µ s, important for the Park's natural and cultural wealth and counteract the human abandonment that was what motivated the presentation by the Left block of a legislative initiative for the review of the plan of the Natural Park of Arrà is bida in order to put a brake is s main µ s pressure and threats that continue to destroy the will Arrà bida and may put into question the success of applying for World Heritage ³ nio. Ensure approval of the candidacy of Arrà is the Heritage ³ nio bida UNESCO World must mobilize the society and the public powers, taking into account the importance that this classification assumes for the development of the region, the promotion of tourism and of the natural and cultural gains of paà s abroad, strengthening environmental protection and heritage defence 3 natural and cultural heritage of ³ Arrà ¡ bida , contrary to the threats that exist today. In this way, the left bloc proposed µ and the Assembly of the Republic and the Government express the support your candidacy of Arrà is the Unesco World Heritage ³ bida of Unesco, as well as be assured all means and financial logà needed for the lifetime achievement of the candidature and to respond to major threats or difficulties that might jeopardize your approval by UNESCO and µ are developed action of promotion And disclosure the public of this candidacy. Thus, under the wrapping µ s constitutional and regulations applicable, the Parliamentary Group of the left bloc proposed µ and Assembly of the Republic that: 1. Express the support your candidacy of Arrà is the Unesco World Heritage ³ bida of UNESCO; 2. Recommend to the Government that: a. Express the your public support is Arrà 's application is the Heritage ³ nio bida UNESCO World; b. Ensure all means and financial logà needed for the lifetime achievement of the candidature and to respond to major threats or difficulties that might jeopardize your approval by UNESCO; c. Develop µ s action of promotion, disclosure and sensibilizaà of the public Arrà application is the Heritage ³ nio bida.

Potala are Balaji, February 16 2011. MEPs and the Members of the left-wing Block

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