Received a reply via an e-mail from the European Commission Environment, today (15 Nov. 2017) See copy as follow........
Thank you for your query below and your interest in protecting Natura 2000 areas.
According to relevant EU nature legislation (Habitats Directive 92/43/EEC), it is a responsibility of Member State authorities to take all necessary measures in order to avoid deterioration and disturbance of protected features in Natura 2000 areas. You can find detailed information about Natura 2000 provisions on our web page at: http://ec.europa.eu/environment/nature/ ... dex_en.htm
The issue of rubbish in Gavdos island is a matter of local enforcement. You are therefore advised to raise your concern with the Greek Ministry of Environment and Energy, which has the overall responsibility for implementing Natura 2000 provisions in Greece. You can do that by submitting your query to the Ministry through a dedicated form (http://www.ypeka.gr/Default.aspx?tabid= ... uage=en-US
) or by contacting the division of biodiversity and protected areas (Mr. Ioannis Mitsopoulos <email@example.com>, head of unit Mr. G. Alvanopoulos firstname.lastname@example.org
DG Environment - Unit D.3 "Nature protection" BU-5 6/148
Phone: +32-2-2994280 Fax: +32-2-2990895 e-mail : email@example.com
I will fill in the form to the Ministry of Environment and Energy as advised by the writer, Fotios PAPOULIAS in Brussels. Unfortunately, on these standard internet forms, there is no way to attach photos.
I will also send the same information to the Division of Biodiversity and Protected Areas (also advised by Fotios PAPOULIAS). Looks like it is not via a standard internet form but just a standard e-mail so maybe I'll be able to attach the photos.
Will keep you informed of replies.