More environmental new from Lesvos

A new law has recently been passed which provides increased protection for 380 wetlands throughout the Aegean, including 43 on Lesvos, and (unrelated to this law) the road contractor who damaged the Kalloni wetlands during the recent road-widening scheme has been fined €81,950 by the Environmental Control Department for damaging a Natura protected site and the public prosecutor is working on legal measures to make remove the offending sections and restore the habitat.

Meanwhile the EC in Brussels is pursuing a major complaint from Friends of Green Lesbos, Nautilos, WWF and HOS about the failure of the Greek government to enforce Natura protected site status in the island and recently requested further information, which may mean they are preparing to move against Greece.