Cyprus Mail

Lara beach cleanup being organised for Saturday

The Green Party’s youth branch will on Saturday carry out a clean-up operation at Lara beach in Paphos, an important nesting ground for turtles.

“It is dirty every year, but extremely dirty this year,” Alexia Sakkadaki from the Green Party said. “That’s why this year, after collecting the rubbish, we will take it back to Nicosia to the ministry of agriculture on Monday, just to show them what is happening,” she added.

Lara beach is an endangered turtle nesting ground in the Akamas peninsula, and part of the Natura 2000 project, which protects areas of outstanding beauty.

Despite its importance, visitors routinely leave their rubbish behind on the beach, a situation made worse by rubbish dumped illegally by ships passing by.

Volunteers are welcome.

A bus will be available to carry participants from Nicosia. It will depart from the handicraft centre at 8am and make a stop in Limassol and in Peyia before reaching Lara beach at around 11am. For more information call 99831743.




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