A coalition of NGOs “S.O.S. for the Adriatic” is striving to stop the plans of the Croatian Government to search and exploit oil and gas in the Croatian waters of the Adriatic sea.
A 30-day public hearing about the program for exploitation of carbohydrates in Adriatic sea begun on 16th March 2015 within the scope of the transboundary environmental impact assessment in Slovenia. The materials of the program were prepared by the Ministry for Economy of the Republic of Croatia. Since neither seas nor oil-spills know the political boundaries, Greenpeace Slovenia decided to contribute comments on these materials and begun to gather support for the S.O.S. for the Adriatic campaign.
The Adriatic sea is a fragile ecosystem, which would be exposed to high risk in case of searching and exploiting fossil fuels. Moreover, this would threaten the local communities and economies, such as fishery, mariculture and tourism. Within the scope of the project SIMARINE-NATURA expert guidelines for acting in case of oil-spills and occurence of oiled birds in the Slovenian part of the Adriatic sea are being elaborated, but we deeply hope that there will never be such an event which would threaten Adriatic marine ecosystem, birds or other fauna and flora.
If you would like to help protect the Adriatic sea, you can give your support to the S.O.S. for the Adriatic campaign by 16th April 2015. For more information and to sign the petition visit Greenpeace Slovenia.