MEDASSET "Turtle...Dives: Coming up for air"- July 2014
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"Pave paradise"...not!

Dear Friend,

It's no secret that the beaches of Greece are among the most popular tourist destinations in the world.  MEDASSET has been fighting for the preservation of their pristine beauty since it was founded in 1988: we’ve been campaigning against littering and uncontrolled development, and advocating for the rights of sea turtles – ancient mariners that claimed these beaches long before humans ever set foot there.
In April, the Greek government proposed legislation that would lift protective regulations and permit unrestricted development of the Greek coastline.    
MEDASSET, alongside other environmental organisations in Greece, is demonstrating and arguing against the draft legislation but despite its previous commitments to sustainable coastal development and the ongoing nationwide outcry, it seems the Greek government is still considering passing the new bill in the coming days.  
To borrow the words of Joni Mitchell, they plan to  "pave paradise to put up a parking lot" and we are asking you to join us in sending the Greek government a resounding… NO!

It doesn’t always have to be that we “don’t know what we’ve got ‘til it’s gone”. We do know.  And we can’t afford to wait.  

Yours sincerely,

Jenny Ioannou
Head of Communications, MEDASSET
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Founded in 1988, MEDASSET is an international not for profit environmental NGO registered as a charity and private company in the UK and as a Non Profit Organisation in Greece. MEDASSET plays an active role in the study and conservation of sea turtles and their habitats throughout the Mediterranean, through scientific research, environmental education, political lobbying and raising public awareness. The organisation has been a Partner to the Mediterranean Action Plan (MAP) of UNEP and a Permanent Observer-member of the Bern Convention at the Council of Europe since 1988.
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