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Anyone who reads this blog, understands this is IMPORTANT as shit to me.

Scumbags always find slimy avenues of interpretation to skate past penalties imposed on illegal wildlife trafficking.   https://www-laestrella-com-pa.translate.goog/mundo/en-el-mundo-se-trafican-mas-de-4000-especies-de-vida-silvestre-FE7350315?_x_tr_sl=es&_x_tr_tl=en&_x_tr_hl=en&_x_tr_pto=sc   Among the most affected species are rare orchids, succulents, reptiles, fish, birds and mammals, says the Cites report. Wildlife trafficking has not reduced substantially in two decades, reports the World Wildlife …

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Mulino stating all the right things and stands as PNO ENDORSED choice. Not a PUPPET. Recognizes importance of REAL TOURISM and CONSTRUCTION.

PANAMA is missing the boat on SO MUCH tourism it is not even funny. The environmental beauty is still untapped as people have concentrated on the Mega Hotels and Gambling.  BOCAS should be a LUXURY destination, and not some overlooked and poorly run area. More police, better airport, more flights, …

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Politics aside- Rising GREENHOUSE temps are not make believe and sea levels will rise. PANAMA not exempt.

https://www-laestrella-com-pa.translate.goog/vida-y-cultura/aumento-del-nivel-del-mar-impacto-en-los-poblados-costeros-de-panama-DK6963894?_x_tr_sl=es&_x_tr_tl=en&_x_tr_hl=en&_x_tr_pto=sc A report indicates that between 1909 and 1969, tide gauges showed a rise in sea level of 9.6 centimeters in the Pacific, and 6.8 centimeters in the Caribbean. In 1983, three scientists from the Institute of Ocean Sciences of Canada reported in an article published by the Intergovernmental Oceanigraphic …

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University of Miami- “The U”, focusses on Panama for their Environmental Sciences

https://news.miami.edu/stories/2024/03/panama-trip-offers-new-perspectives.html Until recently, Carmen Chavez had spent just a few days in Panama, but never got the chance to truly understand its history and culture. Yet during spring break, Chavez, a doctoral student studying environmental science and policy, along with 12 other graduate students studying law or the environmental sciences …

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Panamanian elections draw international interest in regards to “environment” and “Darien” nightmare.

  http://theguardian.com/global-development/2024/mar/21/panama-elections-environment-young-voters-corruption-prd-moca–politics Buoyed by forcing the closure of a vast copper mine, a new generation of eco-conscious candidates are taking on the ‘shameful and corrupt’ status quo in May’s general elections Supported by About this content Daniel Harkins in Panama City Share In October, seven months before Panama’s general election, …

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Scientists look to past to try to save marine future in Panama.

https://www.laestrella.com.pa/vida-y-cultura/descubriendo-el-pasado-marino-XF6557365 Researchers at STRI’s O’Dea Laboratory focus on marine paleontology to understand the history of the oceans and provide valuable information for conservation and public policy. The Punta Culebra Natural Center of the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI), located on the Amador Causeway, receives visitors and students from Panama and …

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Confirmation of next “Extinction” level event on the horizon. Not unexpected.

To keep into context, since 1900, the population has depleted “70%” of LIFE on  Earth. That is “LIFE” defined as plants, land, animals, ocean life, etc. It does not take a genius to see that the status quo has failed and more is on the horizon.  https://www-laestrella-com-pa.translate.goog/vida-y-cultura/nuevo-estudio-confirma-el-sexto-evento-de-extincion-masiva-MK6396842?_x_tr_sl=es&_x_tr_tl=en&_x_tr_hl=en&_x_tr_pto=sc According to this …

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Who would sacrifice “God Given Natural Beauty” to make a buck?? Give you one hint……..

Op Ed: Well the holidays were fantastic. Got to see my Grandaughter ( my God is she growing!!) . She made the Dean’s List, and she is becoming John Legend on the piano. I truly hope everyone else’s was as rewarding as mine. Even got the wife to somehow chug …

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PANAMA still can’t get it’s shit together with “illegal logging” affecting our tropical canopy.

https://www-laestrella-com-pa.translate.goog/mundo/operacion-de-la-europol-con-panama-contra-la-tala-ilegal-HH5823009?_x_tr_sl=es&_x_tr_tl=en&_x_tr_hl=en&_x_tr_pto=sc An international operation against illegal logging coordinated by the Italian Carabineros (military police), under the guidance of Europol, and with the collaboration of the police of Spain, Brazil, Costa Rica and Panama, concluded with the seizure of wooden containers from Myanmar and Brazil worth tens of thousands of euros. …

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Beautiful area of PANAMA brings opportunity for REAL “EcoTourism” in the country for 2024.

This natural reserve offers the opportunity to promote ecotourism in the heart of the metropolis The Ministry of Economy and Finance (MEF) is in the final phase of the transfer of Cerro Ancón to the Ministry of the Environment (MiAmbiente). The transfer process, which began in June 2023, “is focused on …

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One in (4) Freshwater fish species are in danger of EXTINCTION.

These “meetings” that occur far to in-frequently (this one by COP28, CITES only meets every 2-3 Years), the lastest list of species that are facing irreversible extinction levels. On a personal level, it is important that groups that oversee the activities that lead to these numbers decreasing be adhered to. …

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Positive Environmental Decision gets kickback from short sighted fishermen.

DECISION OUTLAWS “TRAWLING”-   Please look it up.  IT “DESTROYS” THE OCEAN The new Executive Decree No. 14 of November 20, 2023, which modified Executive Decree 13 of November 1, 2023 and regulates Law 204 of 2021, which regulates fishing and aquaculture in the Republic of Panama and dictates other provisions, …

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NEW RED FROG NEGLIEGIENCE and BULLSHIT: Get this to GREEN GLOBE ASAP. You will get what is coming to you for your abuse.

You have been made well aware of the feral dogs roaming around the property. Further making it dangerous for guests and residents alike. I’m sure people like walking with a cup of coffee to come up on the remains of a mutilated Two-Toed Sloth. Killed by these reckless un addressed …

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Panama recognizes the unlimited value of Solar. If not only you could add this to your own home in RED FROG

https://www.laestrella.com.pa/nacional/231003/transformacion-energetica-empresarial-soluciones-inteligentes In today’s dynamic business scenario, efficient management of energy resources is not only a priority, but a key differentiator for success. Companies face the crossroads of balancing the growing demand for energy with the prevailing need to reduce costs and minimize environmental impact. In this context, Erco Energía positions …

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Infamous “Plastic Island” shows no sign of shrinking.

Recycle people and please don’t litter in the ocean.  https://www.laestrella.com.pa/cafe-estrella/cultura/230929/isla-basura-afecta-fauna-marina The oceans cover more than 70% of the surface of planet Earth and are responsible for housing a wide variety of marine life. From tiny plankton to the largest whales, these creatures form an ecosystem that plays an important role in …

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Countries unite to stop illegal fishing in Galapagos. I’ll notify GREEN GLOBE as this is good for Panama.

https://www.laestrella.com.pa/internacional/america/230918/panama-participa-12-paises-ensayo-militar-pesca-ilegal-galapagos Thirteen countries and the European Union (EU) have participated since Monday, September 18, in “Galapex II 2023”, a joint military exercise in the Galapagos Islands (Ecuador) to form a multinational force against illegal, unregulated and unreported fishing. . The rehearsal, which will last until September 30, involves vessels from …

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Panama, with Jamaica and Colombia to address sea pollution, some good news.

Have them start at a self proclaimed “Eco-Resort” in Bocas del Toro!!!!!!!!! Panama, Jamaica and Colombia launched the project ‘Reduce marine plastics and plastic pollution in the cities of Latin America and the Caribbean’. The initiative created through a circular economy approach will be led by the United Nations Environment …

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To avoid losing money and stress, keep your frogs in Panama “YELLOW” ;-)

According to the authorities, the event had the objective of transmitting and strengthening the educational community and the population in general. “It seeks to spread a message of the conservation of natural ecosystems, avoiding contamination and enrichment of forests, so that it can be released to its natural area,” said …

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Hello friends and Bocas Brigade,,,,,,Joe is currently avoiding a direct order.

Sorry for the lack of chatter the last few days. I have been concerned with family and a hurricane. NOT in Florida like I am used to for 40 years, but in California!!!!!! Anyone want to discuss climate change at the moment? On a different note, in my daily updates …

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More interesting tidbits clarified by GREEN GLOBE- CEO conversation

Editorial: “JB” Bryson So to just wrap up another Joe Haley lie and misleading both old and new investors, I wanted to add some quotes directly from GREEN GLOBE. In an effort to maintain full transparency and professionalism, I contacted Birte Pelayo to have a phone conversation. She is a …

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ATTN: RED FROG Owners and Potential Investors- GREEN GLOBE my ASS!!!!!

How about a little copywrite infringement with a sprinkle of false advertising and straight up BULLSHIT? I promised that I would be following up on my visit to RED FROG BEACH and I am. I am hopeful many read my last post about the Contract of Adhesion, that I went …

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Pope urges next generation to focus of climate change and health of the planet.

https://www.laestrella.com.pa/internacional/mundo/230803/papa-recuerda-jovenes-urgencia-dramatica-crisis-climatica Pope Francis reminded young people Thursday of “the dramatic urgency” of global warming and advocated “integral ecology” on the second day of his visit to Lisbon to participate in World Youth Day (WYD). “We must recognize the dramatic urgency of taking charge of our common home. However, this cannot …

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Residents of forgotten areas are taking own steps to promote revenue streams.

Promoting commercial capacities, tourism and general well-being gives meaning to this mining activity that places the human being as the central axis Their lands are their greatest treasure, they give them life and also sustenance. Getting up every morning, drinking their own coffee, ‘La Ceiba’, and working on their farm to …

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Newly installed tower will monitor climate change in Coiba.

The first meteorological tower in the northeast of the Coiba National Park will allow to know the impact that the rains have on the organisms of the island, explained Edgardo Díaz-Ferguson, executive director of Coiba AIP. Coiba is a place where there is a lot of rainfall and “now we …

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Protected Panamanian tree species found illegally mined. 9 apprehended

More than 300 cocobolo tucas ( Dalbergia retusa) were seized at several sawmills in Cañitas, Chepo, east of the district of Panama, within the framework of operation “Sovereignty 3”, developed between intelligence agents of the Third Brigade of East Panama of the National Border Service (Senafront), in conjunction with the Environmental Crime …

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As I always cover,PANAMA is stepping up for what makes them money. Now clean up Bocas.

The World Bank (WB) decided to approve a $150 million loan to promote green and sustainable growth and increase climate resilience in Panama. This is the first loan in a programmatic series of two operations for development policies that seek to support green growth, resilience, and an inclusive development model …

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READER CONTRIBUTION: Pharma Pollution threatens beautiful Juan Diaz River

Steps being taken by conservationists to clean river with odd (yet effective)  contraption. Introduction The Juan Díaz River watershed extends nearly 322 square kilometers and is composed of several medium- and small-sized rivers within the Panama and San Miguelito Districts. Before emptying into Panama Bay, the river flows through mudflats …

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Serpentarium celebrates 20 years of education on Panama’s vast serpent residents.

Twenty years ago, biologist Mario Urriola started the Maravillas Naturales serpentarium, an animal conservation and research project that sought to teach about the importance of preserving snakes in El Valle de Antón and the rest of the country. The beginnings were not easy, Urriola confesses, due to the stigma attached …

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Panamanian forests attaining allies for conversation

Planting trees is a way of giving life in all its forms, since they have the ability to reduce greenhouse gases through two processes related to the carbon cycle, the fixation or capture of carbon dioxide (CO2) from the atmosphere. and the reduction of emissions due to deforestation and forest …

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Local fisherman will celebrate the temporary lift of Lobster ban.

Fishermen from Bocas del Toro and the Ngäbe-Buglé region will have 51 days, a special period, to catch the Caribbean spiny lobster ( Panulirus argus ), based on Resolution No. 017 of the Aquatic Resources Authority of Panama (Arap). The authorization published in the Official Gazette 29757-A grants a special authorization for the capture …