Cleared Skiathos, cutting trees in a rare beauty in the woods south of the island in order to use as firewood in fireplaces and woodstoves.
It is estimated 1/5 of the foresthas been destroyed by special needs, and will take many years to recuperate.
Cleared Skiathos, cutting trees in a rare beauty in the woods south of the island in order to use as firewood in fireplaces and woodstoves. To make matters worse, cunning reached the point of cutting olives from groves fenced areas on the north side, and oaks from inaccessible places.
"It's terrible what happens. The forest Mandraki, which is a continuation of Koukounaries, cleared every day and now the situation has come to a head.We decided to set up teams of volunteers to guard the forests and will ask the municipality controlled crossing in the woods, the winter months, "said the" nation ", the chairman of the cultural association" Skiathos "Theodore Tzoumas.
Illegal logging has destroyed a large part in Mandraki. It is estimated that 1 / 5 of the forest has been destroyed in accordance with the special needs many years to restore the previous state.
Mantraki has characterized the woods, like many other Skiathos-A Presidential Decree of 1977 (GG 248 DI77, 13/06/1977) and is necessary to protect the flora, fauna and outstanding natural beauty of .
"In Skiathos of 48,000 acres, the 30,000 acres are forests and all forests are classified as aesthetically. We understand that there is an economic problem and tightness in the household, but the solution is not to be felled forests, "he said Tzoumas.
Information indicates that the island is not logger in previous years, the inhabitants procure wood from Volos. This year, however, is much less timber arrived, but the backyards of many homes and warehouses are filled with wood.