Based on translation on topky.sk
There are more and more evidences that short-term financial interest overrides biodiversity and wilderness protection across Europe! In a recent news, the Tatra National Park (aka TANAP) in Slovakia is threatened to lose its national park status (IUCN category II) due to the various unsustainable investments inside the park.
Andrej Sovinc, the European chair of IUCN’s Word Commission on Protected Areas says: ‘The key question is whether the Slovakian authorities can still force the IUCN criteria in order to classify Tatra National Park as a real national park defined by IUCN’
The European Wilderness Society is really concerned that unsustainable development projects threaten existing protected areas across Europe. The TANAP is only one of the examples, but a similar process can be seen in the Sumava National Park in Czech Republic
The full article is available here in Slovakian