Environmental Victory
 
This story was in A Semana recently.  Good news for turtles and the fragile dune ecosystem.
 
The Supreme Court has upheld a Sal district court’s ruling in a sand-removal case.
The Supreme Court of Justice has upheld a ruling by the Sal district court, which, based on a case opened by the Public Ministry, brought a stop to the removal of sand from the island’s Fragata beach. The case, the first of its kind in the country, has resulted in the first instance of jurisprudence on the part of the Supreme Court in the realm of environmental ãjustice in a country in which ecological devastation is commonplace.
 
 
Tuesday, 22 April 2008