Date:
10/20/98

Hello, If you are interested in the fishing situation in Cyprus, we would be grateful if you would consider signing our petition at http://www.windowoncyprus.com/fishing_petition.htm

Thanks a lot...

Date:
12/19/98

Hello there. my name is George. I am from Cyprus and now studying in England. i came accross window on Cyprus, and sent an e-mail to the owner. he was very kind and gave me this address. i would like to say a couple of things that 's worth saying about Cyprus fishing.

1) I would like to say to i have come accross dynamite fishing . I was fishing in Protaras close to hotel "Olympia" i think that is the name of the hotel. i was about 100m from the shore and i heard a big underwater explotion. It seemed to be far away but not that far. The only thing i saw when i lifted my head out of the water was a small boat with 2-3 people in, in the distance. I am sure tha explotion was caused by dynamite. My friend that was with me that day told me the same. This place and Connos bay are not that far from each other( dynamite use was reported by diver near connos bay). I am sure now that they still use dynamite over there.

2) Another thing i would like to mention , is that fishing with air tanks should be forbidden. I once asked a guy if you are allowed to fish with air tanks and not only he said yes, he showed me his licence from the fishing department in Cyprus saying that that holder ( giving his name ) was allowed to used compressed air tanks and used a speargun for fishing .

I believe that is much too wrong , IT IS FISH MURDER. Go to the small psarolimano in larnaca ( Mackenzy area) and ask about the paricular license. I am sure that it said that.

3) I have the strong belief that divers ( Cypriots of course ) visit the Zenovia wreck , and fish with spear guns. They do so , early in the morning because there is no one else to see them. I believe this should be stopped as well.

Filika, George.

Date:
12/29/98

Regretably, some people in Cyprus are still fishing with dynamite in 1998, despite it being illegal, but hey, since when did the law make a difference in Cyprus when tradition was at stake? There is even a cove north west of Latchi named after an idiot who blew himself to bits while fishing with dynamite.

Like everything else here the police don't bother getting out of bed unless they have to and what's a little transgretion of the law between friends (or more likely family).

Actually, as 5 INNOCENT people were nearly killed this year, quite a lot. It's enough that these idiot put thier own lives at risk, they also put the lives of others at risk too.

Perhaps if it wasn't so pathetically easy to buy dynamite things might change

Date:
12/29/98

I've just spent the weekend in Protaros and came across the most disgusting practice I ever thought possible.

It turns out that people near there place fine nets around trees or sticky rods in the ground to catch migratory small birds like finches. These birds get trapped and kill themselves in the effort to get free. Often only after ripping their wings off.

When I asked why people were so cruel I was told that they can earn over 20,000 pounds a year doing this, even though it is illegal.

As the police don;t seem to be bothering much I wonder if GP can get this disgusting act stopped

bodel@hotmail.com

Date:
1/18/99

My opinio about cigarrete, do you know that about 25 % of fire in the wold is begining because the people smoke ??

do you know that a 500.000.000 people will be died because they smoke ?

about 100 years is need to finish de point of cigarrete.

smoke in the wold we have 1.100.000.000 fire, people that help to beginig the fire.

smoke, today in the wold the people spend about 300.000.000.000 bilion of dollars in the wold.

what are your doing about this ???

I make special commments , I wold like too send for you please send to me e mail, have in english an portuguese and italian,

GILBERTO TESTA= from BRASIL south , CITY Caxias do Sul-rs

e mail gallas@asinfo.com.br 

Date:
2/9/99

I would like to ask about Whaling. I would like to know your opinion on this subject if you could list it on this website some time in the near future i would surley appreciate it.

Date:
2/11/99

Hello my name is Jesse Ricks and im working on my senior project for graduation. My project is what inviormental impacts do motorcycels have on nature. I need information on this and my school library does not have any. I you can send me some info I will be very greatful. My E-Mail adress is bullsnuf@hotmail.com   & my home adress is 32501RhodaLN Fort Bragg CA 95437 Thank You, Jesse Ricks

Date:
2/19/99

Hello, I would like ti know if the recyclable packages (plates, food packages,etc) are recycled. Also, I would like to know if Greenpeace is trying to inform the public the benefits and importance of recycling. Thank you!

Date:
3/2/99

Hallo! My name is Kristine and I am from Latvia. I am interested in your organisation and I am writing course paper about Greenpeace. I would like to know more about your action in last years. My address- 97p1088@ibm.cs.ru .lv All the best!

Date:
3/7/99

7 March, 1999 10:15 pm

Comments

My name is COSTAS CONSTANTINOU and I live in Nicosia having also a small piece of land at Lythrodontas village, as I like to live in the country. The last two years I realise that the Pine Trees (Pefka) of this area and after a thourough investigation of other areas, are DIEING. This is due to this thing that I don't know its name in English (in Greek is called "pytiokampi" or "pefkokampi" and which eats the "pineneedles" so the trees are loosing their green colour. The forest are looking "dead". Like to be burned. Like to standing dead after a nuclear bombing. Who will save those trees. Who is responsible for not preventing this catastrofy. Please use your power to save the Cyprus Forests. By the way, all the information I get about the matter lead to the conclusion that an organization here, called (I don't know the name in English) PERIVALLONTISTES are refusing to allow the Forest Department or the relative Ministry to destroy "pefkokampi". They say that we cannot change the nature. But the trees are still dieing!!!!

P L E A S E S A V E P I N E T R E E S (PEFKA) O F C Y P R U S.

With anxious feelings

Costas Constantinou con-con@cytanet.com.cy  

Date:
3/8/99

Dear Costas, I will definitely look into this issue and talk with the Forest department on what can be done.
Regards Irene Constantinou Greenpeace Representative in Cyprus

Date:
3/16/99

Cyprus is becoming very dirty. The goverment should organize a national "clean the island" day and have students of all ages and if possible part of the army to go out and clean up the place. I will be very happy next time when I visit Cyprus and find it very clean. The wealth of Cyprus is its beuty, so lets preserve it. My name is Stephen Stefanou Iam an environmental scientist and for the last fourteen years I've done a lot of work for US EPA.

Date:
3/22/99

Hello, I am doing a school project on greenpeace and would appreciete any information that you could provide me with. I think that this is an extremely cool organization and I will love learning about it. My email adress is willy384@hotmail.com . Thank You Very Much!!! I will greatly appericiate any information you can share with me. I am in Grade 9. I would also injoy reading any of your personal accounts, or opions of the organisition, you know, the pros & cons. Thank You, Amy Buckland.

Date:
4/7/99

THE GOVERNMENT has granted planning permission for a second hotel on the unspoilt Akamas peninsula, the Paphos District office confirmed yesterday.

Pikrides added that the proposed building site "may or may not" lie within the National Park, depending on what the park's final boundaries are.

Is it , or is it not a national park ? Are they changing the boundaries ....or are they flexible depending on who owns the surrounding land?

The new permit is for a five-star hotel on the same stretch of Akamas coast as the controversial Anassa hotel built by the family firm of former Foreign Minister Alecos Michaelides, Thanos Hotels.

The massive Anassa, West of Latchi port, was built after the cabinet approved planning relaxations for it - while Michaelides was still in office. A Supreme Court decision on an appeal against the legality of the relaxations is pending.

Date:
4/14/99

I have just visited the island of Cyprus and was really surprised at the amount of rubbish thrown down valleys and mountains such as ovens washing machines and fridges. The guide said that the people have no other place to throw the rubbish as it is not collected. That is definetly some thing to stop. I think the government needs to be aware and tell the people after all it is their country and they should preserve it for themselves.

Date:
5/4/99

The guide told lies.

There are proper municipal tips in Cyprus. It's just that the older gerneration are bone idle and have no respect for the countryside. They throw litter out of car windows as well as burning cigarretes which often cause large fires. Basically the Cpyriot teachers are too busy indoctrimating students with extreme political views to bother about things like environmental protection. The Cypriot police are too lazy and corrupt to do anything about law breakes - and yes there are laws in this country to protect the environment. The government is too corrupt and full of it's own importance to bother. KEEP CYPRUS TIDY

Date:
8/2/99

I have lived in Cyprus for 4 years and during that time I have seen little environmental awareness or action.

The only time environmentalists seem to get exposure to the media is when they are protesting. Either against Hotel building or the British. These protests seem to be mainly political and have little real environmental aspects. Anyone from Britain knows that be having a military range the public do not get the opportunity to destroy the environment, whereas the military are well disciplined and tend to cause less damage than day-trippers. This can be seen on Akamas where the most prosperous things are shot-gun cartridges disgarded by hunters.

It's about time that real environmentalists here took charge of their organisations from those who are only involved for political reasons.

It's about time someone did something about:

a) The capturing of dolphins for shows

b) The guy at the Ayia Napa Luna Park (near McDonalds) who keeps a monkey for tourist photographs as well as caged birds.

c) Fishing with dynamite

d) The Famagusta View Point on the coast north of Protoras which has caged birds and animals in a poor condition

e) The thugs who use mist-nets and pine-sticks

f) The hunters who kill migratorary raptors within no-hunting zones

g) Anyone who has anything to do with Limassol Zoo

Get a grip Greenpeace. Do some worthwhile work and stop playing politics

Date:
8/12/99

A very important environmental issue in Cyprus is that of the exhaust fumes from motor vehicles. First the fuel quality of the local refineries is very low. Fuels contain up to 500% more lead, and other toxic substances than the quantities accepted by EC. Due to the low price of diesel fuel in Cyprus the number of diesel powered vehicles has gone sky high. Black thick smoke coming out of the exhausts of these vehicles is a usual picture in the roads of Cyprus. There are no combustion inspections in the roads for these vehicles, no motive for the owners to repair their engines.

Date:
8/12/99

Hello,Im a year 12 student doing a report on minimg, the topic is "Dose the environment recover after open cut mining". I know that the mining company's have program's that address this problem but does it work? I've seen your people on T.V and Im thinking you might have some infomation that might help me. If you have the time can you please send some info on this topic, to e-mail address 3673@malenyshs.ql.dedu.au   " THANKS.

Date:
8/25/99

My name is George, and i have written to Greenpeace forum about fishing in Cyprus(12/19/98) , after i have read the fishing petition ( no fishing within 1 mile from the shore ) . I have come to Cyprus for 1 month ( after studying in England ) . With regret i say that the fish have disappeared. During the last years, living 50 meters from the sea, i have noticed a dramatic decrease in the fish population. I freedive and use a speargun for fishing. I have gone fishing , but to my surprise the only few fish I saw where very small. Areads that hosted many kinds of fish, are deserted and the only thing you see is Rocks. What happened to all the fish ? Holidays???.

I am sure that this is the cause of unregulated fishing near the shore.

Something should be done, to prevent this.

I believe that the 1 mile limit should be applied. Furthermore, more and more amateur fishermen with small fishing boats appear. Amateur fishermen should be restricted to fishing on weekends only, and let the prefessional fishermen ( THAT EARN THEIR LIVING BY FISHING ).fish everyday.

Hopefully the people in the "Decision Seats" will do something about it, and that the fish population will soon increase again.

Hoping for the Best

George

e-mail : subhunter@hotmail.com 

 

Date:
9/5/99

To who it may concern. My name is Johanna Soteriou and I'm a senior in high school here in the United States of America. I'm planning to follow the field of environmental sciences in university next year and I would like to express my deep disapproval of using nuclear-oil power plants in Cyprus in order to produce energy. Knowing that in the nearest future these fossils will run out eventually why is the government proceeding in building another such power plant? While Cyprus has the ideal position and a abundant source of sun which could be taken andantage of. The government wasted millions of pounds for purchasing missiles which they have no need for instead of investing that money into something advantageous and safe towards the environment and the people and other living things that live in it. I truly hope that such a project could be put into effect. yours truly Johanna Soteriou 304 Channel Drive Point Pleasant Beach N.J 08742 U.S.A

Date:
10/3/99

What are you doing about the seal in Ayia Napa? It is dying yet noone does anything. In other countries Greenpeace would do direct action against the owner. In Cyprus nothing

Date:
10/21/99

Hi Im Stephanie ,I live in Nicosia and I would like some information on recycling in my town.(recycling glass,paper,batteries in particular) plz send me more info at : steph_pao@hotmail.com  thanks

Date:
10/22/99

You are doing a great job pls dont stop doing it beacuse the earth is one love you

Date:
10/25/99

I am an environmental science lecturer at the university of Malta. Together with my colleague, who is conducting a masters thesis in organic farming, we would like to enquire about the possibility of visiting an organic farm in Cyprus .This is the best way to get to know what organic farming is about and to look at the changes in management. My e-mail is marspit@keyworld.net 

Date:
1/6/00

HELLO MY GOOD FRIENDS I AM A CYPRIOT THAT CONCERNS FOR HIS COUNTRY AND THE WORLD. FIRST I WANT TO SAY HOW PLEASED FOR THE WORK YOU DID IN THE ISLAND AND THE WORLD IN GENERAL. I DON'T KNOW IF YOU SAW IN T.V OR NEWSPAPERS, THAT THE FOREIGN OFFICE OF THE ENGLISH GOVERNMENT LET TO THE PEOPLE TO SEE PAPERS THAT A PART OF THEM IS WRITING ABOUT NUCLEAR WEAPONS IN THEIR BASES IN CYPRUS. PLEASE HAVE A SPECIAL LOOK AT IT WITH RESPECT .      A GOOD FRIEND

Date:
2/12/00

I need to know about the Earth ozone layer and way it is cracking.

Date:
2/29/00

Comments

2-29-00

I need to know about the whaling and fishing controversy in Antarctica for a school project. Can someone give me some information about the pros and cons? Thanks, I appreciate it...

Date:
3/15/00

Comments

I am considering putting in electronic fencing for our dog but am having great difficulty finding out what effects this may have on the environment. If you can shed any light my e-mail-is - hmunn@hotmail.com 

with appreciation- Heather Munn

Date:
3/17/00

Comments

Lace of Larnaca.....became a parking place......and not anymore biotope.... This scene grows up more day to day....and nothing changes since last summer (since then I am in Cyprus)! Well....there is plenty of parking place in the airport but the most of Cypriots prefer of destroying the biotope instead of giving one pound for parking!.....this is the bad reality..... Well thank you for listening to this, I would be very pleased to participate in any kind of expostulation for stopping this scene! Please contact me if you plan to organize one! (also I think the problem is deeper....the cypriot minds must change ....before Cyprus become a desert)

Date:
3/29/00

Comments

I often wonder about the following: The biggest political issue in cyprus concerns the Greek vs Turk struggle of 1974, the subsequent invasion of Cyprus, its division for more than 25 years, etc. This is the so-called Cyprus Problem. Everybody hopes that one day soon, the two sides in Cyprus will suddenly realize that everybody created on this earth is equal, and that the Greek and Turkish Cypriots will work together to sort things out. At least it's theoretically possible that the two communities will one day start to talk to each other, I mean really talk not just bullshit around as has been the case thus far.

But the real "Cyprus Problem" as I see it is not political, but enviornmental. The wanton destruction of landscape in Cyprus, for purely commercial, short-term reasons, is really disgusting. Alot of it is done either directly or indirectly by government officials who are greedy and corrupt. This is the way of life in Cyprus, esp under the current President.

What I wonder about is: One day Cyprus may be re-unified and the division of the island ended. It may actually happen by the end of this century or it may not. But it is possible. However, once the landscape and environment have been destroyed through development, road building, quarrying, hunting, etc. nothing will ever, ever in a million years bring that back.

Is there not extreme contradiction to, on the one hand, yell about the Turkish Invasion of Cyprus and cry out to the world for justice; yet, on the other hand, the same yelling people, conduct their own invasion of Cypriot landscape, their own wanton destruction of Cyprus through building, e.g. hotels and roads, that can never ever be repaired?

We may make peace with the enemy without. But beware of the enemy within! Greed, government corruption, short-term thinking, "mesa" etc. are the true components of the Cyprus Problem. My god, just look at the Akamas. Not yet even minimally protected! By taking more than 15 years to "study" the Akamas National Park issue but not freezing the Akamas from destruction in the meantime, The Cyprus Government is stealing the treasures of the country from future generations of Cypriots, babies not yet born will never have the basic right and pleasure to explore an unpolluted Akamas! Why? Because our own government officials are so corrupt, self-interested and just plain stupid to see the light shining them strait in the eyes!

In the long term which is more destructive to Cyprus: The Turkish Invasion (which can be reversed through political goodwill on both sides); or the Invasion of Commercialisation/Development on the Wilderness Landscape of Cyprus (which, by the way, can never ever be reversed)? Tell me, which is worst?

Date:
4/4/00

Comments

does geenpeace have an e-mail address if so, send it to deverellj@yahoo.com  or provide me with information about how to survive nuclear disasters.

Date:
5/15/00

Comments

Can anything be done about the sate of the Limassol Zoo? Animal lover, Victoria, BC Canada.

Date:
5/31/00

Comments

All of the people at greenpeace are nothing but a bunch of hippees and only want people to eat vegtables and not red meat. Well I'm not down with that "man" I love my red meat and I am going to keep eating it! Beef eater Alberta.

Date:
6/28/00

haai ,I'm afif from Indonesia This is important!!!!!!!! sorry i talk to ya with indonesian languge Saya sebagai orang Indonesia merasa bangga sekali gus sedih, Pertama saya bangga karena sampai saat ini negara kami masih tetap berdiri dan utuh, walaupun jalan kami terseok seok. Saya sedih karena melihat bangsa ku dalam kesulitan yg berkepanjangan dan terjerat oleh hutang yg semakin menggunung. Salah siapa kalau sudah begini . kemiskinan meningkat tajam inilah realita kehidupan di negeri kami. Kalau organisasi ini begitu banyak dana untuk mengurusi kelestarian lingkungan, tapi anda sekalian lupa bahwa kelaparan akan menimpa negeri kami dan negeri-negeri di belahan dunia lain sehingga lingkungan yang anda selamatkan akan sia sia karena penghuninya telah banyak yang meninggal karena kelaparan . Kami menghimbau kepada Organisasi ini dan yang lain jagalah kelestarian hidup manusia di dunia ini, sebelum mereka mengalami ke punahan . tanhk' afif_fa@hotmail.com 

Date:
7/7/00

Comments

something needs to be done about limassol zoo. it is a disgrace!!!!! the animals are very poorly treated and are in very very small cages with no bedding, no stimulation and alot of them with no friends. please can somthing be done for these poor animals. they must be suffering in the heat of the cyprus summer and must be very unhappy. they need to be able to run around in large enclosures and treated with respect. to be frank i and alot of people i know will not be going back to cyprus until something is done about this awful zoo....

Date:
8/10/00

Akamas 2000:

It’s getting close to mobilization time again for the protection and defense of Akamas from the destructive interventions of "developmet", with the Ecology Camp at Polis and other parallel activities. We’d appreciate your thoughts, feelings, suggestions objections, disagreements, and above all your help, regarding the materials on the following link. Some aspects of the efforts to preserve our human and natural environment have been kept secret for too long; it’s time to publicize the dialogue: http://www.burleehost.net/cyprus/AnoiktiEpistoli.htm

Thanks,

Angelos and Petros

Date:
8/12/00

Hi ,

Please visit our Oikologia  ( Universal Life Church ) website at the link below - we may have our disagreements with how Greenpeace operates, but ultimately, we're all on the same Green side. Our point of departure is the need to nurture a radical and alternative community in Cyprus, which, we believe is the only guarantee for any true ecooigical changes to take place in the way our societies operate. We're concerned about achieving social and political change which is substantial, not just window- dressing to the machinery of slaughter, destruction and profits. Please visit us: http://www.burleehost.net/cyprus/Oikologia.htm (hellenic text) http://www.burleehost.net/cyprus/ulc_web_ring.htm (english language)

Thanx!

Petros Evdokas, petros_evdokas@yahoo.com 

 

Date:
10/20/00

Their pavements are in a very poor condition. This makes it difficult for someone with a disability.

Date:
11/1/00

Comments

1/11/00

Reading the views published, in particular, the one referring to the suffering animals at the Famagusta view point in Protaras, the monkey placed for show, the dynamite used for fishing, the capturing of birds, what has been Greenpeace's action.

Also, may enough names be obtained through GP enlightenment for petitions to GP's HQ for the prevention of Japan's barbaric tradition of hunting dolphins whales and other sea life for sport scheduled to have begun however, fortunately delayed because of bad weather. The Japanese estimate to hunt several thousand! Please help now - petitions need to have over a hundred names per petition. For more info. see Lanitis review in this week's Cyprus Weekly.

Date:
11/1/00

Comments

Please concentrate your good efforts also to improving the conditions for the animals at the Limassol Zoo. Perhaps with the media's help to bring public attention to the problem and through petitions from the public and from Animals Shelters to the appropriate authorities - the Govt. depts of the Vetenary Services.

Date:
11/26/00

Comments

hello, I am not from Cyprus. But I was wondering if there could be more stuff about bloodsports from wherever.

 

thanx

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