Monday, 21 January 2013 22:18
Groups from 2013 host countries want their governments to look into damages caused by Dakar.
Now that the Dakar racers have crossed the finish line, NGOs from Chile, Peru, and Argentina are requesting their governments launch an investigation into the environmental and cultural damages caused by this year’s race and the overall legality of the event.
The coalition of groups is composed of Acción Ecológica and Fundación Patrimonio Nuestro from Chile, the Meyer Hönninger Paleontology Museum in Peru and the Foundation for the Defense of the Environment (FUNAM) from Argentina.
The organizations are calling for “an independent commission with nationally and internationally recognized experts to assess damage to historical, archaeological, paleontological sites and to biodiversity caused by both the 2013 Dakar Rally and previous editions.”
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