On January 30, a public petition against the project of construction of a new mountain ski resort “Kok-Jailau” on the territory of Ile-Alatau National Park was sent to the President, Parliament, ministries, and political parties of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
The public demands to ban the construction of the mountain ski resort in Kok-Jailau, on the territory of Ile-Alatau National Park. Specifically, we are not against development of tourism in the region, we are for development of ecological tourism (which does not harm the unique ecosystems of Zailiisky Alatau), we are for development of the already existing mountain ski resorts, and we are against the situation when elite tourism develops at the expense of the public money and deprives thousands of Kazakhstan citizens from the common places of recreation!
Let us remind that Ecological Society Green Salvation began collection of signatures under the Petition in December 2011. In one month the Petition was signed by 1455 people – these are residents of Almaty and other cities of Kazakhstan and citizens of other countries of the world who know and love our country. Meanwhile, the collection of the signatures continues.