200 infractions, of which 164 resulting from wild camping, as well as motorhomes and illegal parking in prohibited places, and 36 for non-compliance with traffic signaling regulations, were detected by the GNR, during an operation that took place from 26 to 31 August, in the municipalities of Aljezur and Vila do Bispo, especially in the Natural Park of Southwest Alentejo and Costa Vicentina.
The action, promoted by the Territorial Detachment of Portimão, within the scope of the “Verão Seguro 2020” operation, included the reinforcement of the Lagos Transit Sub-detachment, the Portimão Coastal Control Sub-deployment, and with the support of the Regional Directorate for Nature Conservation and Forests of the Algarve (ICNF) and the Maritime Police of Lagos.
The objective was to monitor and combat "illegal caravanning and wild camping," adds the GNR, in a note sent to the newsrooms.
On the 21st of August, within the scope of the same operation, 122 infringements had been detected., of which 97 for wild camping as well as motorhomes and illegal parking in prohibited places and 25 for non-compliance with traffic signaling regulations.
on August 14th it was 91 people's turn to be fined, in Vila do Bispo, in an operation that involved the GNR, the ICNF and the City Council.
In addition to this operation, the Territorial Detachment of Silves, on the 22nd and 23rd, carried out various actions to combat illegal caravanning in the municipality of Lagoa, with a total of 73 infractions detected, of which 54 were for wild camping, as well as motor caravanning. and illegal parking in prohibited places, and 19 for non-compliance with traffic signaling regulations.
"Camping and wild caravanning is an identified problem that constitutes a factor in the destruction of habitats, some of which are protected, in addition to representing an illegal occupation, which results in a degradation of the places used, by uncontrolled waste disposal, which is spread throughout the unduly occupied places', concludes the GNR.