‘Vultures’ covet National Park with vast caves: Watchdog
Santo Domingo.- Dominican Anticorruption Alliance (ADOCCO) spokesman, Julio Cesar de la Rosa on Sun. critiqued the proposed transfer of Cueva de las Maravillas National Park, to a foundation which has managed the attraction for many years and which has requested its ownership several times.
The transparency watchdog asked the Chamber of Deputies to reject the donation to the Cueva de las Maravillas Foundation, since in his view violates the Constitution and Protected Areas Law 202-04. “We call on the legislators who assume their constitutional roles to represent, legislate and oversee and refuse to please those who like vultures want to satisfy their desires with our parks,” de la Rosa said.
“By its very nature the Cueva de las Maravillas, (San Pedro province) has a legitimate owner which are the Dominican people, jealously administered by the Dominican state and its natural manager must be the Environment and Natural Resources Ministry, which could, in effect, granted its commercial exploitation as a tourist destination, for being part of the natural and cultural heritage that is within the circuit of the East region that includes the Cumayasa River Natural Monument and Cueva de las Maravillas.”