Curral das Freiras cable car demonstration

Threat to one of the last strongholds of Biodiversity

Curral das Freiras cable car demonstration

A protest movement will organize a rally tomorrow, December 1st, at 11:00 am, at the Eira do Serrado viewpoint, demonstrating against the Cable Car in Curral das Freiras.

The announcement is made in a post on Facebook, where in addition to promoting this demonstration, they say: “We ask everyone in Madeira and who can, to come together and together show that we do not accept the privatization of the last strongholds of Biodiversity in Portugal. “

And they continue: “The distortion of Special Conservation Zones, which are by law the areas with the greatest environmental protection, is unacceptable. The Curral das Freiras cable car marks the beginning of the end of conservation zones in Portugal.”

Appealing once again to citizens’ participation in the demonstration, counting on them to “share the revolt of this loss, hoping that in the end, truth, science, and the dignity of our protected lands prevail more than private interests”, they conclude.

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There is also a petition on the same subject on the public petition website – link opposite:

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11 thoughts on “Curral das Freiras cable car demonstration”

  1. Having visited your beautiful island earlier this year I can understand why the cable car has been suggested, it would be a good tourist attraction but the infrastructure would not cope with the amount of tourist it would attract.
    I think encouraging even more visitors to Madeia is a mistake. People visit Madeira for its unique biodiversity and this should be preserved.

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        • The worst behaviour I witnessed in Maderia was from a rather pompous regular in our hotel,who was heavily intoxicated most evenings, he did not travel with Ryanair.

          We too visit for a pleasant holiday and I too agree the Island prospers on tourism.

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      • I believe Ryanair have dropped three routes and reduced their Manchester flights to two days per week, Hardly pulling the plug. Then again you’ve never been known for accuracy. As for quality of tourists, I’d settle for quality of comments.

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    • I detest the thought of a cable car over an unspoilt landscape and you’re right about the infrastructure. Where I disagree is that Madeira should reduce it’s visitors. Most don’t come for it’s biodiversity, they are here for a pleasant holiday, nothing more. Madeira has one industry, Tourism, without it how will it thrive? This is really a decision for the Madeirans not for us, no matter how often we visit.

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  2. Well I did look this video and I can see anything of any cable car maybe I need go to the optician in this case they should leave they way it is natural without any vision of any cables cars going up and down . Lets hope they don’t think add cables cars over the place will be complete ridicule.

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