Friday, January 14, 2005

GONHS condemn Funicular Project

Gibraltar Ornithological and Natural History Society has launched a scathing attack on the proposed £15.5m funicular project following yesterday’s public launch at the Eliott Hotel.

In a statement yesterday a GONHS (Gibraltar Ornithological and Natural History Society) spokesman described the idea as “an abomination” and said that if the scheme goes ahead, it would be “blasting our heritage to smithereens,” and mark “the end of the Upper Rock as we know it, as a serious nature reserve and make it look more like a fairground, with carriages going up and down day and night in a scene more fitting of Tivoli World.

The group adds that it has no confidence in the scheme’s “so-called independent environmental advisors, who have produced an extremely biased report, nor in their heritage advisers.


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