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Hotel B&B Gennargentu National Park
The national park of Gennargentu was established primarily for the interest of local communities, as favors, as we have already said, the development of all the traditional activities in the area, related to nature tourism, scientific research, projects for exploitation of natural resources and agro-forestry-pastoral ones.
The region of Sardinia, the province, the municipalities of which fall within the territories of the park are responsible for the practical definition of the park project, so that the project is fully supported by local communities, who have lived on the territory with its own traditions, their culture, their own vision of the future.
By law they are considered particularly following prohibited activities: hunting, damage to the plant species (except in areas where the activities will be permitted agro-forestry-pastoral), the opening and operation of quarries, mines and landfills, the change in water regime, conducting advertising activities.
For several years after the creation of the park Gennargentu, had come to form the issues that could create the park brake on the economy of the surrounding area, as it thinks it may be a constraint for the economic and social development. Among the first to protest were the hunters, the fact that they are not satisfied with the model imposed from the park, they ask for an extension of hunting in the areas concerned with the recent establishment of the park and a possible referendum to determine whether The Sardinians actually want the area protected in these forms, although for now the park is to be a limit only for the people who make use of that land.
It is said that the park will take off only in the hands of the region, since it can not arise if the environment is managed and if the municipality is to provide the constraints necessary for the regulation of the territory, the territory must be improved, protected and safeguarded by the Region.
However, for most of you are convinced that the park Gennargentu is a very important positive factor for all affected areas and for the whole Sardinia, and the failure to prevent the creation of the park to experience a complementary use and innovative than the current operation of territory. Such as herding: in fact, we think of an expulsion of the shepherds from the park, although in the framework law on nature and does not speak at all of the elimination of pastoral activities, so he needs a strengthening of pastoral activities, as they can have a better future thanks to the park.
Then there is agriculture. The legal framework promotes agro-forestry and pastoral activities are considered part of the park. In the Gran Paradiso National Park, for example, with funds from the park, were created irrigation of pastures and implement these recovery projects that have been abandoned. But that does not understand why it can not be implemented even in the park Gennargentu. Even the activities of forestry, such as the chestnut, the cultivation of chestnut, walnut and cherry are in sharp decline and neglect, including areas that have previously represented a significant element of the economy. So the goal would be to a rational management of forests and exploitation of forest products.
Even the craft is in sharp decline, has lost the values of cultural identity and the cessation of economic activity that could be the lifeblood of the maintenance business, so you should try to enhance its handmade by the brand of the park with specific projects for the recovery of craft traditions disappeared.
Furthermore, tourism in the hinterland is now a minimum of effective potential. The number of beds or camping is totally inadequate and services that are offered, apart from rare exceptions, are wholly inadequate to the demands of differentiation. The idea that the National Park excludes tourism is entirely without foundation and are demonstrating the figures of hundreds of thousands of people who frequent the parks.
So we must encourage the development of traditional tourism, promote the agreed projects with other national and foreign companies to promote cultural exchanges.
Not to mention the protection of flora and fauna: One of the fundamental tasks of the institution of national parks is the preservation of native flora, especially rare and exclusive. There is need to decide what and where are these species that may be in real danger. In general, however, rare plants are located in the most inaccessible areas, limestone and rocciai and protect themselves in an extremely effective by themselves.
The objective is to preserve the natural heritage. It presents no conflict with the current activities of pastoralism and agriculture and with those provided in the future if it achieves the Park project.
As regards the protection of wildlife, the problems are in part similar to those of the flora and the goal is to preserve the Zoo in its various expressions.
Instead, for hunting, which is not included in national parks, has instead allowed the culling of animals in excess when they can affect the overall balance of the ecosystem, but these culls provided in the law are nothing but a disguised form of hunting.