Conservation

Panama Maritime Authority (AMP) logs complaint against SEA ENERGY SHIPPING for violations.

https://www-laestrella-com-pa.translate.goog/economia/220622/amplian-denuncia-empresa-sea-energy?_x_tr_sl=es&_x_tr_tl=en&_x_tr_hl=en&_x_tr_pto=sc The environmental lawyer, Harley James Mitchell Morán, has filed a criminal complaint against the company Sea Energy Shipping, INC., for having put the marine environment at risk through its poor management of the fuel barge called Sea Lion. The criminal complaint is based on documents from the Panama Maritime …

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Panama with another HUGE step in conservation,….but why then allow fishing exceptions in protected areas?

https://www-laestrella-com-pa.translate.goog/nacional/220616/comienza-panama-reunion-interamericana-proteger-tortugas-marinas?_x_tr_sl=es&_x_tr_tl=en&_x_tr_hl=en&_x_tr_pto=sc The Inter-American Convention for the Protection and Conservation of Sea Turtles (COP 10 CIT) began this Wednesday a three-day meeting in Panama with the presence of almost twenty countries and the objective of deepening efforts to protect these endangered species. “Today this important COP for the region begins, with …

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VIDEO: Much like Darien, Peru sees decline in Rainforest timber.

https://www.laestrella.com.pa/cafe-estrella/planeta/220603/video-silencioso-ocaso-abuelos-bosque-peruano   PNO readers please visit this video, very informative. 

Conservation

Mysteries and Beauty of the COIBA preserve studied and shown to world.

https://www.laestrella.com.pa/cafe-estrella/ciencia/220603/mirada-profunda-cordillera-coiba Using underwater strategies and near-surface video cameras, a pioneering international team documented the mountains of the marine reserve. Dr. Guzmán participated in all 11 dives. STRI Sharks, lobsters and abundant soft corals were some of the species that scientist Héctor Guzmán observed from a submarine, on the first scientific expedition …

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PRAISE GOD! Is this really MY PANAMA?? Country can be a LEADER in CONSERVATION in Latin America.

Anyone who knows me, knows I could go on for HOURS about my feelings over MiAMBIENTE in the past. Be it logging in Darien, or pollution in the Bay. I STRONGLY feel that the ENVIRONMENT and WILDLIFE are THE MOST IMPORTANT ASPECTS for PANAMA to PROTECT.  Read the archives and …

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Keep an eye here…..PNO just posted about OVER-FISHING. Here is agreement with Panama and her “Prince” future husband in Ghana.

This reeks of INSIDER BS. Bust as I have stated….’THIS IS PANAMA”.  http://elsiglo.com.pa/panama/principe-diputada-harding-prometen-apoyar-panama-tema-pesquero/24201569 Harding assured that from the National Assembly he will provide all the necessary support The Prince of Ghana, Anthony Bart-Appiah, together with his Panamanian fiancee, Deputy Kayra Harding, met with the General Administrator of the Aquatic Resources …

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Boliva and Peru take action against overfishing and “by-catch” to save species from extinction. VIDEO

https://www.laestrella.com.pa/cafe-estrella/planeta/220519/video-bolivia-peru-abren-laboratorio-producir-peces-riesgo-extincion

Agriculture

Panama touts success in recovering rainforest territory.

https://www.laestrella.com.pa/nacional/220422/panama-recupera-decada-3-cobertura-boscosa From 2012 to 2021, Panama managed to recover 3% of forest cover, going from 65% to 68% of the total, confirmed the Minister of the Environment, Milciades Concepción. The results are part of the findings recorded in the first Map of Forest and Other Wooded Land 2021, which was …

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Bio-Diversity Video: CUBA

https://www.laestrella.com.pa/cafe-estrella/planeta/220414/video-cuba-protege-biodiversidad-principal-humedal-potencial-impacto-cambio-climatico    

Conservation

Just a quick PNO shout out to one of the few places catering to regional Wildlife.

https://www.laestrella.com.pa/cafe-estrella/destinoestrella/220412/220413-conejo-pintado-granja-interactuar-naturaleza If you still haven’t defined a route for the days off for Easter , we have an option for you to take a tour of the Finca Ecoagroturistica Conejo Pintado , just 45 minutes from the capital city. A perfect getaway to share with family and friends, where you will disconnect from the …

Bocas del Toro

Panama once again at crossroads of money V.S environment. 150 hectares of rainforest assigned.

https://www.laestrella.com.pa/economia/220411/chiriqui-potencia-zona-maritima-auxiliar The Paridas Islands, located in the Gulf of Chiriquí, have a tourist attraction that attracts thousands of visitors, who arrive from boats or small cruise ships that leave the Pacific of Costa Rica. For several years, this movement of tourists has generated discontent in the western area of ​​the country, …

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When I allow myself to feel good about conservationism,,,,,,,,,,I get gut punched.

The bird population in a protected tropical forest in Panama is suffering great declines. Scientists from the University of Illinois tracked bird species for 44 years in Soberania National Park to determine if populations had changed. Every two years between 1977 and 2020, the authors of the research published in the …

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“Mangroves”. I know a thing or two about the impact.

https://www.laestrella.com.pa/cafe-estrella/planeta/220329/manglares-panama-amenazado-resort-aves-migratorias-america With a vegetation that is almost impenetrable to the sun’s rays and food in abundance, thousands of birds have a vital resting point on their migratory route in the mangroves of Panama. But pollution and urban growth threaten their “resort”. In the Juan Díaz mangrove, a few kilometers from the …

Agriculture

WORLD WATER DAY: Important to Panama and beyond. READ included Attachment.

http://elsiglo.com.pa/panama/minsa-insta-poblacion-proteger-fuentes-agua/24196669 They ask to practice rainwater harvesting  Under the motto ” Groundwater, making the invisible visible”, this March 22 is commemorated, World Water Day, to raise awareness among the world’s population about the importance of this vital liquid.  During this day, from the Ministry of Health (Minsa) they reported that they promote …

Conservation

BAYANO- region holds environmental marvels and prosperous commerce.

The dawn embraces the port of Bayano. The landing is covered by fishing boats crammed with tilapia. From the bow of his boat, Elíseo Morales talks with the tour guide Dimas Núñez. [Video] The Cave of Pueblo Nuevo “A part of the fish is sold for local consumption, another part, to the …

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Indigenous Ocelot captured unharmed.

http://elsiglo.com.pa/panama/felino-rondaba-clayton-puesto-salvo/24193199 Specialized wildlife agents set a trap for him and thus safeguard the integrity of the feline and the residents Residents of a neighborhood in the Clayton area notified the authorities of the sighting of a feline, which was located and rescued by units of the National Directorate of the …

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Environmental numbers reveal bleak outlook for island territory.

While the Panamanian indigenous Ocelot is benefiting areas of the jungle by eating invading rodents, the rest of the world is continuing to wipeout wildlife. This article explains, as is the case with the Seychelles, what effect climate change will have on small islands in the global south. And in …

Conservation

Plastic reduction calls for action and less meetings. This is old topic getting worse.

The one thing all of the retirement destinations have in common, is the massive shithole that shows itself as plastic all over the shores. I have seen it in Panama, Costa Rica and Mexico.  https://www.laestrella.com.pa/cafe-estrella/planeta/220223/urge-nuevo-tratado-internacional-contaminacion-plasticos   The oceans have become huge sinks for plastic waste. The recycling panacea was a mirage. Contamination …

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Just like Panama…..it takes Covid for them to realize the importance of nature to the economy.

JB: “Green Tourism” on a beautiful island, WOW what a tremendous fucking idea. https://translate.googleusercontent.com/translate_c?depth=1&hl=en&prev=search&pto=aue&rurl=translate.google.com&sl=es&sp=nmt4&u=http://elsiglo.com.pa/economia/miambiente-activan-turismo-verde-conservacion-panama/24168240&usg=ALkJrhix1DY-zTrYWqRgJM2GI3ee4-xvdQ “We plan to increase the protected areas on the maritime surface by 2021 from 10% to 30%” The Panama Tourism Authority (ATP), the Ministry of the Environment (MiAmbiente) and the Fundación Caminando Panamá held a working …

Agriculture

For JB: Environment agency opening protected areas.

Buenas Dias: Josito https://www.prensa.com/impresa/panorama/miambiente-anuncia-reapertura-de-areas-protegidas-marinas/ The Ministry of the Environment (Miambiente) announced yesterday the reopening, as of next Monday, October 26, of a second group of natural areas under its protection. This time it is the reserves that include marine, aquatic and lake areas. Minsa makes official reactivation of new group of activities; walks to …

Agriculture

Panama to open Protected parks today.

Para: Josito https://www.prensa.com/sociedad/estas-son-las-14-areas-protegidas-que-abriran-al-publico-a-partir-de-este-lunes/ 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 …

Chiriqui

What is “Bojal’a” and what does it mean to Chiriqui?

ANSWER: Delicacy fish to be farmed responsibly with US corporation. https://www.martesfinanciero.com/portada/el-golfo-de-chiriqui-atrae-millonaria-inversion-en-acuicultura/ The US-owned company Forever Oceans Panama will plant bojalá in the Gulf of Chiriquí and its first production will be exported to the United States in 2021. In October 2020, a US investment group will begin planting bojalá on …

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PNO Wildlife Rant: South African proposal is short sighted and will send them all to Hell!!

OP ED: James “JB” Bryson– I have forever been against the brain dead argument that sponsored BIG GAME and ENDANGERED SPECIES hunting as a means of conservation was utter BULLSHIT. It’s counter intuitive white elitist nonsense to justify pampered pussies to shoot and kill planter supporting food chain wildlife for …

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PNO continues to promote protection for Darien. These trees should be TOURISM and NOT LOGGING.

GREEN GIANTS could be a boon for ECO-TOURISM. https://www.prensa.com/impresa/vivir/los-gigantes-verdes-del-darien/ In the deep Darien are what are arguably the oldest and largest trees in the country, “green giants” embedded in the jungle, which have begun to be studied by a team of scientists from the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (Stri) . After a …

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March 14th, big day for Environmentalists in Panama. Please read.

https://www.laestrella.com.pa/cafe-estrella/planeta/200311/agua-energia-son The importance of rivers goes beyond what is imaginable. Since ancient times, rivers have served civilizations as communication routes between cities, as well as a source of food, fresh water and energy for the communities settled in their surroundings. Within this framework, there is no doubt that “it is our …

Agriculture

MiAmbiente gets it WRONG again in Darien.

Raising the Tax for cutting native and required trees DOES NOT address the issue. https://www.laestrella.com.pa/economia/200309/impuestos-provisionales-madera The Municipal Council of Santa Fe, in the province of Darién, set $ 15 for the payment of tax for the felling of native species balsam, mahogany, espavé, quira, almond tree, provisionally, while others are …

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Panama finally addressing “waterfront” hotels of water that can’t be used.

https://www.laestrella.com.pa/nacional/200224/bahia-panama-estaria-saneada-ano The waters of the Bay of Panama would be clean by 2050. Although, the administration of the Sanitation of Panama explained that there have been significant improvements in the quality of the bodies of water (streams, rivers and the Bay of Panama) in those sectors Having been intervened by …

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The Panamanian Capital of “Illegal Logging” is actually RICH with History.

https://www.laestrella.com.pa/nacional/200126/expedicion-darien Since the discovery of the South Sea by Vasco Núñez de Balboa in 1513, the great powers of the world saw the need to make a passage between the two oceans that would facilitate trade and navigation in times of war. There were many expeditions and studies carried out since …

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Help coming to aid pollution in Costa del Este.

https://www.prensa.com/impresa/panorama/marea-verde-recibira-fondos-internacionales-para-proyecto/ An initiative of the Green Tide Foundation, which will integrate a mechanical device equipped with artificial intelligence to the garbage container barrier (BOB) that since the beginning of 2019 was installed at the mouth of the Matías Hernández river, in Costa del Este, was chosen as the most outstanding …

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World should be WOKE to tragedy in Australia. Hoping all can help.

OP ED: James “JB” Bryson: Of all the shitty things that happened in a shitty week, it is this horrible event that has me the most upset. Australia is literally going through an extinction level event with these wildfires. A country so unique with an abundance of animals and fauna …