The Greens Party called on the responsible Government Services to halt projects which endanger old pine trees, a protected species, in Nicosia’s Ayios Andreas area.
The Greens said that projects by the Nicosia Municipality are once again being pushed forward at the expense of the environment. Development projects currently being carried out in the Ayios Andreas area have already led to the axing of several pine trees, the Party said, while many more are under threat.
The Party condemned the “unreasonable and unjustifiable actions that are taking place against nature.”
An online petition by Ayios Andreas residents against the chopping of the old pine trees had also collected some 1,000 signatures by Monday evening.