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Cabo Girão Must be Protected

“The islands protected areas ‘constitute one of the business cards for Madeira and Porto Santo,’ as they are increasingly sought after for nature tourism activities. As such, it is important that this increase in demand happens in a regulated manner to avoid negative impacts, both for the activities themselves, and the natural environment. This area of natural, scenic and cultural diversity has been protected since 2017 through several initiatives, including the creation of a Natural Marine Park.”  Said the Regional Secretary for the Environment, Natural Resources and Climate Change, Susana Prada at a recent presentation in Cabo Girão. 

For Susana Prada, it is fundamental that protected areas are managed in a clear and objective way, in order to create sustainable economic and social-economic conditions, while protecting the heritage of the area. Cabo Girão and its marine and coastline are no exception.  Furthermore, the Regional Government is creating and implementing policies that promote sustainable economic, leisure, sporting and educational opportunities which are compatible with nature and landscape conservation. 

In conclusion, Susana Prada said that she believes the “planning in Cabo Girão will allow for the protection of an important natural and cultural space, which will contribute to the sustainable socio-economic development of the area. 

Samantha Gannon 

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