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BirdLife announces online campaign, urges deputy hopefuls to sign up

With parliamentary elections fast approaching, BirdLife Cyprus has launched #WeNatureCy, an online campaign to engage the public and the candidates in matters related to the protection of Cyprus’ nature.

Nestled between Europe, Africa and the Middle East, Cyprus is gifted with a multitude of habitats and species, many unique to the island.

“Our island is home to more than 400 species of birds, 2000 species of plants, 22 reptiles and 36 mammals, many of which exist only here,” BirdLife said.

“The economic models of the past have failed the countryside, our species and our people. It’s time for a new approach. The new House of Representatives will have the opportunity to value, protect and defend Cyprus’ nature, for our own wellbeing and as a basis for all economic activities.”

BirdLife has informed the parties and their candidates about the campaign, and has asked them to pledge for the protection of Cyprus’ nature by signing its manifesto, which can also be found on the campaign’s website on www.wenaturecy.com.

During the campaign, the names of the candidates who will sign the manifesto will be announced on the website to inform the public.

“The Parliamentary elections are an opportunity for us to make sure that our elected representatives know that nature and its protection matters to us.”

http://www.birdlifecyprus.org/en/news-1063-WeNatureCy_voting_and_winning_for_nature.html

 

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