Peru is about to go after the extradition of members of Greenpeace environmental group for having caused severe damage to the country’s magnificant Nazca lines, the court ordered. The Nazca lines are the iconic designs etched mysteriously into sand and conserved for more than thousand years in the Peru’s southern desert. The damage to Nazca lines was the highly criticized act took place last year. The permanent criminal chamber of supreme court said that Peru was on strong legal position to inquire Argentina to hand over Mauro Fernandez, a coordinator of provincial greenpeace, who have reported to entered the archaeological sites of Nazca lines illegally to shoot a photo in the month of December.


The Nazca lines are giant figures portraying stylized plants, living creatures and imaginary figures scratched on the ground surface 1500 years ago. They are also deemed to have had sacramental astronomical functions. Though Greenpeace has apologized for the act for repeated number of times saying it was only meant to uphold the clean energy during the global climatic change, the angering supporters and Peruvians keep backfiring them. The activists of greenpeace was found spelled in a large clothe with words ‘time for change! The future is reneweable’ and the stunt took place near the giant Nazca lines of a hummingbird. It has been said by court that its decision to approve the request for extradition was based on witness, including testimony and video, that evidenced Fernandez upset the surface of hummingbird. No comment from Greenpeace and Fernandez available immediately.

It has been previously said by Greenpeace that their activists did not disturbed the designs themselves, but agreed that the surrounding soils may have been flawed unintentionally. Peruvian authorities told that the activists caused heavy damage that could be irreparable by leaving behind a series of footprints beside the design, effectively causing a new line at the location. In a Peruvian television program, Fernandez told that he did not aware of the Nazca lines, a world heritage site of UNESCO, were much sensitive and that he had been adhering to the instructions given by the Greenpeace headquarters in Germany. Peruvian officials told that not anyone, even cabinet ministers and presidents are allowed without authorization where the Greenpeace activists stepped and those who are permitted should wear special shoes.


Peru is about to get into an expatriation treaty with Argentina. It remains uncertain whether Peru will seek the expatriation of activists from Brazil, Germany or other countries who also participated in the stunt. It has been said by the government that the executive director of Greenpeace Kumi Naidoo refused to disclose the identities of others took part in the act. The Nazca lines when seen from the air will offer a best sight, striking the memorable of Peru’s rich pre-hispanic past.

The lines was created by the ancient Nazcan culture by scraping the dark iron-oxide pebbles of desert to discover white soil underneath that appears hardened as limestone. It remains mysterious why the designs were drawn for so long and so large.


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