Conservation

Panama energy sector finally looking to solar.

https://www.prensa.com/economia/Inversionistas-apuestan-fuentes-energias-alternas_0_5436206336.html The appetite of investors who bet on the Panamanian energy sector is leaning towards alternative sources of generation. 57% of the licenses and concessions granted by the National Public Services Authority (ASEP) correspond to plants that use energy from the sun and wind. Until October 30, ASEP held 14 …

Conservation

Embrace the importance of the Sea Turtles to Panama.

https://www.prensa.com/provincias/avistamiento-atractivo-turistico-Isla-Canas_0_5434706493.html An authentic natural spectacle occurs in Isla Cañas, district of Tonosí, when hundreds of turtles, of about four species, arrive to spawn. And this season of the year dozens of tourists move, by water, to this community to observe the turtle parade, which this season nest. Hawksbill, bighead, green, …

Conservation

Trees and Timber are the new victims of “poaching”, as exploitation of Darien continues.

https://impresa.prensa.com/panorama/Bandas-criminales-explotan-mineria-ilegal_0_5427957176.html The Colombian criminal gangs that operate on the border between Panama and Colombia, control the illegal mining that is exploited in some towns of Darién. The Special Prosecutor’s Office Against Organized Crime and the Metropolitan Prosecutor of the Public Prosecutor’s Office are conducting investigations related to the operation of …

Environmental

This makes me sick. Hope it does the same for all.

OP ED: James “JB” Bryson– Interestingly enough, I was just having a conversation earlier with a gentleman that told me about a trash line in the Bocas areas the stems for miles. Loaded with plastic, bottles, etc. People really need to see shit like this to realize that he ocean …

Conservation

Coiba is home to new species of Coral.

OP ED: “JB”- I have had the pleasure of being on a scuba excursion in Coiba, but never quite 63 meters deep. https://impresa.prensa.com/vivir/Descubren-nuevo-coral-aguas-panamenas_0_5424957524.html The Psammogorgia pax is a new species of coral discovered 63 meters deep on the Hannibal Bank, an underwater mountain in Coiba National Park. It is a …

Environmental

Take a 500 year walk into History.

https://impresa.prensa.com/vivir/Ruta-transistmica-paso-mulas-neopanamax_0_5418208190.html Because of its importance for global communications, the colonial transistmic route has remained in force until today. From the Hispanic trail, following ancient tribal paths on foot and mule to conquer a new sea, to the construction of an interoceanic canal, there are 500 years of history marked by …

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These posts will be getting far more PNO attention.

Looking to bring both Panamanian and Ex-Pat attention to the shady deals that the powers that be engage in that hurt the environment. Far too close in proximity to the Smithsonian. “JB” https://www.laestrella.com.pa/nacional/190923/colon-alerta-secreta-concesion An area of ​​reefs and corals with an area of ​​up to 31 hectares in the Columbus …

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PNO supports AWF. Please use link.

OP ED: James “JB” Bryson– I know we are in the midst of Oceans Month here in Panama, and I hope people are looking into my last post and link to help out. Since our readership and online presence has grown over the last 18 months, I wanted to add …

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PLEASE SUPPORT THIS.

by James “JB” Bryson– As mentioned the other day, SEPTEMBER is OCEANS MONTH in Panama. Please use this link and see if there is any way you can take time to get involved in this in your area of the country. _____________________________________________________________________________ https://playacommunity.com/panama-articles/panama-national-news/6156-september-is-ocean-month-in-panama.html This September is oceans month in Panama. …

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Problem in Florida Everglades now coming to Panama. EXOTIC PET SPECIES

OP ED: “JB”- Seems as good a time as any to piggyback off this story. I have been looking at images of Florida all week due to the Hurricane Dorian. What some may not know is that Everglades, also known as “The River of Grass” from the famous author Marjory …

Editorial Contribution
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FANTASTIC EDITORIAL: La Estrella- Ricardo Arturo Ríos Torres

http://laestrella.com.pa/opinion/columnistas/apocalipsis-amazonico-darien/24137000 OP ED: A terrific piece of informative and important writing from someone much more recognized and appreciated than myself. “JB” ______________________________________________________________________________ Amazon and Darien apocalypse Nature works in a cosmic harmony, any imbalance in a part of the planet affects humanity. The universe is a systematic whole of related (positive …

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PNO offers overwhelming support of this initiative. MONTH of the OCEANS PANAMA!!!!

OP ED: James “JB” Bryson With my Hurricane bothers over, please note that SEPTEMBER is a HUGE month for PANAMA with 30 activities over 30 days to help in the cleaning and protection of our ocean. I IMPLORE anyone who has the time to contact the organizers and PLEASE get …

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PNO focused on family as Hurricane strengthens.

OP ED: “JB” – We have family in both South Florida as well as the Bahamas, so my posts have been a bit lax the past few days. One of the major benefits we took into consideration when not following many friends to either Florida or other locations to retire, …

Environmental

Commission set “yesterday” for logging crisis that has existed for YEARS.

https://impresa.prensa.com/panorama/Darien-diputados-crean-comision-investigar_0_5382961664.html The plenary session of the National Assembly yesterday approved the formation of a commission that will be in charge of investigating the problem of deforestation in Darien. info Darien loses 8.1 hectares per day The above, after that in the last 7 years that province has lost 20 thousand …

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Stay informed on what we are losing.

https://impresa.prensa.com/vivir/lista-roja-especies-amenazadas_0_5382211759.html The negative news for the environment not only comes from the burning Amazon. The total number of animals and plants at risk of extinction increased from 26 thousand 197 in 2018 to 28 thousand 338 in 2019, according to the recent update of the Red List of Endangered Species …

Environmental

Related topic: Brazil claims France is hollow in claims to care about Amazon.

https://www.prensa.com/mundo/Bolsonaro-Macron-disfraza-intenciones-Amazonia_0_5382211732.html The Brazilian president, Jair Bolsonaro , said Monday, August 26 that his French pair, Emmanuel Macron , “disguises his intentions” behind his calls to “save” the Amazon , an issue that has caused an escalation of tensions between several days ago Both countries. info G7 will unlock emergency aid …

Agriculture

“THIS” topic is what Panamanians and Ex-Pats should focus on. Kudos to La Prensa. DARIEN

OP ED: La Prensa (more than any other Panamanian news source) are continually providing educational pieces on what is occurring right here in Panama as it relates to our own “deforestation”. Brazil has routinely been the focus of this topic, due to the importance of the Amazon basin to the …

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THIS is what I proposed to be organized in Bocas. Place is too beautiful to be filthy.

The call aims to join a large volunteer to undertake the adventure on August 25. http://laestrella.com.pa/tag/vida-cultura/8 OP ED: “JB”- I took some shrapnel when a few people thought that I was taking shots at Bocas del Toro with some of the posts I have had. I hope now that I …

Environmental

So far so good Cortizo: Bill presented to define Pacora as ecological preserve.

http://laestrella.com.pa/vida-cultura/planeta/ciam-presenta-denuncias-contaminacion-pacora/24135554 The Center for Environmental Incidence (CIAM) filed two administrative complaints for contamination in rivers and streams that flow into the Pacora River. “A bill was recently presented at the Assembly to declare the entire area of ​​basin 146 as an ecological reserve. However, from what we have seen, it …

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Javier Bardem is vocal latino supporter of the environment.

OP ED: “JB”- After spending my weekend enjoying the beautiful waters of Panama, it was pleasant to read this story this morning. While in the states, Leonardo DiCaprio is at the forefront of a Hollywood led movement of bringing attention to the environment. ( He has both narrated and produced …

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FINALLY a Frog I want to talk about! “F” Red Frog, I am concerned about Golden Frog.

http://laestrella.com.pa/vida-cultura/planeta/rana-dorada-resignada-cautiverio/24134308 OP ED: by James “JB” Bryson– PNO has done entries about Spix Macaw, Sea Turtles, the Jaguar, and many other of the species that are vital to the Panama Eco-System. Probably none more precarious at the moment than the story printed below. ______________________________________________________________________________ The Panama Amphibian Rescue and Conservation …

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Don’t think I just go after Varela. My dipshit Prez keeps pissing me off too.

https://www.marketwatch.com/story/trump-makes-changes-to-endangered-species-act-critics-say-changes-will-drive-more-creatures-to-extinction-2019-08-12 WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Monday rolled out some of the broadest changes in decades to enforcement of the landmark Endangered Species Act, allowing the government to put an economic cost on saving a species and other changes critics contend could speed extinction for some struggling plants …

Environmental

Scumbag filth egg poachers have their stash seized in Tonosi.

https://www.prensa.com/provincias/operativo-Policia-decomisan-tortuga-Tonosi_0_5368713084.html A shipment with 898 turtle eggs and the apprehension of a person was the result of an operation carried out by the National Police in the district of Tonosí, province of Los Santos. This was confirmed this morning by Alfredo Icaza, Chief of the Los Santos Police Zone. Icaza …

Environmental

Climate Change Denial Club: UPDATE. Get your scuba tank ready!!

http://laestrella.com.pa/vida-cultura/planeta/calor-dispara-temperaturas-acelera-deshielo-groenlandia/24133099 The heat wave coming to the Arctic after its passage through Europe has caused record temperatures and an acceleration of the thaw in Greenland in recent days, a phenomenon that experts relate to climatic oscillations.  The Danish Meteorological Institute (DMI) station at Summit, in the center of the permanent …

Environmental

San Francisco International Airport is supporting bottle ban. GREAT NEWS

OP ED: James “JB” Bryson– near and dear to my heart this initiative. Time for the entire PLANET to catch on. https://www.prensa.com/mundo/Aeropuerto-San-Francisco-prohibira-botellas_0_5364963517.html San Francisco International Airport will ban single-use plastic bottles and ask passengers to buy refillable bottles if they don’t have them, US media reported. The rule will be …

Agriculture

WOW!! Ministry of Environment levies $600 fine for illegal Teak.

OP ED: Maybe it’s just me, but how about making the fine more than a fancy dinner and bottle of wine. I mean teak wood floors are like $14 per sq ft. Just a thought. “JB” https://www.prensa.com/provincias/Ministerio-Ambiente-decomisa-cargamento-Santos_0_5357464214.html The Ministry of Environment (Miambiente) confirmed on Wednesday the confiscation of a shipment …

Environmental

Enough of “frog” talk. Bores me. Save some Monkeys.

AZUERO FORESTS ARE VITAL TO SPECIES. https://www.prensa.com/provincias/Investigadores-reiteran-Azuero-proteger-especies_0_5359713980.html After analyzing the results of a study, a group of researchers reiterated the importance of conserving forests in the Azuero Peninsula to protect two species of howler monkey. The report is from the Foundation for the Conservation of Panamanian Primates , in which …

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Fantastic law now into effect as PLASTIC BAG ban starts.

PANAMA is the first country in Central America to prohibit the use of plastic bags in commercial premises, a measure that will help reduce the volume of garbage that affects the oceans. https://impresa.prensa.com/panorama/Bolsas-plasticas-desaparecen-locales-venta_0_5352964738.html Consumers and retailers are aware that starting tomorrow – when Law No. 1 of January 2018 , …

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Kudos to volunteers doing beach clean up in Pedasi.

https://www.prensa.com/provincias/Voluntarios-recogen-desechos-isla-Iguana_0_5349215038.html Using trolleys, rakes, shovels and plastic bags, at least 100 volunteers cleaned up on Saturday, July 13, the vicinity of Isla Iguana, district of Pedasí, province of Los Santos. Miguel Batista, mayor of Pedasí and manager of the initiative, said that this is the first day of winter clean-up …

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Global fishing industry cuts it’s own throat with thoughtless killing of sharks.

OP ED: James “JB” Bryson- These assholes that run and control international fishing entities continually go against decades worth of data and go on with the mindless slaughter of sharks on a yearly basis. Not only do they disrupt the natural order of things by decreasing an apex species at …