Poll: 80 per cent of Bulgarians disapprove of building new hotels and ski tracks
Eighty per cent of Bulgarians disapprove of building new resorts and ski tracks in the protected mountain areas of Pirin, the Rhodopes, Rila, Stara Planina and Vitosha, and along the Black Sea coast, a survey by Alfa Research found, Mediapool website reported on June 16 2011.
The survey was done in May 2011 at the request of the WWF.
One in two of those polled said that air and water pollution, together with forest destruction and waste pollution, were the biggest problems in the country.
Two-thirds held that rivers, forests and agriculture lands, mountains,the Black Sea coast were the country's most precious natural resources.
Human action is the main reason for climate change in Bulgaria, according to 60 per cent.
People named the giant panda, pelican and brown bear as the species most in need of protection.
Half of those polled would donate money for the protection of these animals if they could.
One of two people polled had heard about the Earth Hour initiative and WWF activity.