The center of Bratislava and COP3 blocked by the Wall!

Wednesday, 11 May 2011

Stop, you cannot pass!

A huge wall blocks the path of the pedestrians at the place Hviezdoslavovo namestie, in the center of Bratislava. After some Alpine towns , also one Carpathian city can see one of its street blocked by a huge obstacle. With the action “the Wall”, the CNPA and ALPARC want to show how important are the ecological connections for animal and plant species in the Carpathian area. 

The Wall is blocking the path!
At the occasion of the 3rd Conference of Parties to the Carpathian Convention (COP3), the 13 meters long and 3 meters high wall was raised for two days in front of the hotel Carlton in center of Bratislava (SK). Mr. József Nagy (Slovak Minister of Environment) and Mr. Mircea Verghelet (president of the CNPA) explained during the official opening ceremony the reasons and objectives of this structure.
The following day, the Wall was the center of interest of the pedestrians on one of the most frequented places in Bratislava. Surprised inhabitants of the Slovak capital, scholars and tourists asked for some explanations about the ecological networks.

(Un)successful COP3

The highlight of the COP3 was the signature of two protocols of the convention: “Protocol on Sustainable Forest Management to the Carpathian Convention” and “Protocol on Sustainable Tourism to the Carpathian Convention”. Nevertheless, the permanent arrangements for the secretariat of the Carpathian Convention and for the CNPA coordination unit, the most pressing decisions, are, once again, pushed away to the following COPs…

For more informations: www.carpathianparks.org

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