They entered the area and displayed 45 yellow cloths on the ground that read “Time for change! The future is renewable, Greenpeace.
The Ministry of Culture has announced that it will request the extradition of activists of the NGO Greenpeace accused of damaging the Nasca lines so that they can respond to justice, informed the deputy minister of the sector, Jaime Castillo.
“We will extradite them and bring them to assume their criminal and civil responsibility, it must be understood that the first line of defense of our heritage is all Peruvians,” Castillo said, quoted by the official Andean agency.
He noted that the damage to the geoglyph of the hummingbird, which is about 2000 years old, “is irreparable”, so this act represents an attack against a World Heritage Site.
A Peruvian court a few days ago rejected the request for preventive detention and impediment to leaving the country for activists of the NGO Greenpeace accused of damaging the ancient Nasca lines, the prosecution said.
Nasca lines are located in the province of the same name, Ica region, 460 kilometers south of Lima and are the main tourist attraction in the area, to appreciate it must be done from the air, by plane.
The intervention of Greenpeace denounced by the Peruvian authorities occurred on December 8, when twelve activists entered the Nasca Lines area to display 45 yellow cloths on the ground that read ” Time for change! The future is renewable, Greenpeace”.
The NGO recorded a video to disseminate it in the framework of the UN Conference on climate held in Lima (COP20). According to the Nasca prosecutor’s office, “irreparable damages” were found in an area of 40m2 in the area where it is located. located the geoglyph with the figure of a hummingbird.
This caused the Peruvian government to denounce the fact before the prosecution and request preventive detention and impediment to leave the country against the militant’s environmentalists.