• Code of conduct in nature

Code of conduct in nature for the citizens

We must realize that we are not the exclusive users of nature, and make sure not to disturb the rest of them.

Wildlife, fauna and flora, have been greatly endangered by humans, are under enormous pressure, and to the extent we are capable, we must try not to apply any additional pressure. Here are some simple rules that define a code of conduct when we are in nature.



To prevent wildfires:

  • we do not burn dry grass, twigs or garbage
  • we do not barbecue 
  • we never throw lit cigarettes


If our house is near the forest:

  • we clear the surrounding area from dry grass
  • we prune trees up to three meters high around the house
  • we buy suitable fire extinguishers and water pipes


If we notice a fire in the forest: 

  • we call immediately the Fire Service (199) 
  • we give clear information about our location 
  • we determine the direction of the fire
  • we describe the type of vegetation that is on fire


When we are in a natural ecosystem:

  • we avoid making loud noises
  • we walk on trails 
  • we do not step on and cut small plants, trees and flowers
  • we observe living organisms with discretion, without harming or disturbing them 
  • we never approach nests to see or photograph them
  • we don't let our dog off the leash                                                                                                                                                                                         


When we are near aquatic ecosystems:

  • we never throw trash in the aquatic or coastal environment
  • we make sure not to disturb marine mammals
  • we never anchor a boat on Posidonia, where hundreds of marine organisms breed, feed and take refuge
  • we respect the law and we never catch fishes smaller than the minimum size allowed or endangered species
  • we do not fish in lakes, where endemic freshwater species may be present