Sadness, anger and huge disappointment. These are my feelings as the one and only national park near Athens is no more. The whole forest in Parnitha mountain is gone as a result of a huge wildfire.
The endangered red deers are (most probably) gone too. I met three of those some weeks ago. It was the last time I ever saw them alive.
What is most painful is that the fire was not an arson. It was just the absolute stupidity of the authorities. They did not manage to contain a relatively small fire on the foothills and the fire went up at 1100m altitude, just because of their complete impotence.
None apologized for this, none resigned. None will ever be held accountable for the total loss of our most precious forest.
I feel like I just lost a beloved person...
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