The Ministry of the Environment (MiAmbiente) reported that as part of the restart of activities in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic , a total of 14 terrestrial protected areas will open to the public starting this Monday, October 5.
The Ministry of Health (Minsa) published on Friday in the Official Gazette the decree by which it authorizes as of Monday, October 5, the reactivation, operation and mobilization of people in natural parks and protected areas.
These areas were closed since last March as part of the measures to prevent the spread of the virus.
MiAmbiente reported that it is a first group of 14 protected areas where one of the main activities will be hiking. These recreational family activities in natural parks can be carried out in “family bubbles”.
The entity specified that the San Lorenzo Protected Forest and Protected Landscape will begin operations in the province of Colón; the Sarigua National Park and the El Montuoso Forest Reserve, in Herrera.
Meanwhile in Coclé they will open the General Omar Torrijos Division National Park and the Cerro Gaital Natural Monument.
In Panama City, the Soberanía National Park, Camino de Cruces National Park and Cerro Ancón Natural Reserve will do so.
Panama Oeste will have the reopening of the Altos de Campana National Park and Biological Reserve.
In Veraguas are the Santa Fe National Park, the Cerro Hoya National Park and the La Yeguada Forest Reserve.
Finally in Chiriquí the La Amistad International Park and the Barú Volcano National Park.