Conservation

Vulnerable PANAMANIAN species added to illegal poaching concern

Case of crime against wildlife of male Pavón in Tortí is clarified COURTESY MYENVIRONMENTThe male Curassow species while being captured. (Illustrative) Thursday, September 29, 2022 – 6:50 a.m. Ireland Sotillo irlanda.sotillo@elsiglo.com.pa MiAmbiente sends explanatory note about viral video about illegal hunting of the bird known as “Pavón macho”. The Ministry of …

Environmental

Lots of “Good News”. then why do things feel like a shit show?

https://elsiglo-com-pa.translate.goog/panama/secretaria-energia-siemens-energy-unen-para-impulsar-proyecto-hidrogeno-verde-panama/24210494?_x_tr_sl=es&_x_tr_tl=en&_x_tr_hl=en&_x_tr_pto=sc&_x_tr_sch=http They signed a memorandum of understanding, this Thursday, September 29, at the eighth meeting of the National Energy Transition Council The National Energy Secretariat (SNE) and Siemens Energy signed a memorandum of understanding classified as “historic”, with the purpose of promoting the Green Hydrogen initiative in Panama. The signing …

Environmental

24 hrs after battering, CUBA dealing with Hurricane Ian aftermath.

https://www-laestrella-com-pa.translate.goog/internacional/america/220928/dia-ian-habana-hay-luz-agua-queda-seguir?_x_tr_sl=es&_x_tr_tl=en&_x_tr_hl=en&_x_tr_pto=sc An entire family collects water from the sea with buckets to clean their precarious home in front of Havana’s boardwalk, heavily impacted by the passage of Hurricane Ian on Tuesday afternoon. “From two o’clock the sea began to pour in. All this was covered (points to the avenue). We …

Conservation

Upcoming climate conference a key to action in Latin America

https://www-laestrella-com-pa.translate.goog/economia/220926/accion-climatica-basada-ciencia-clave?_x_tr_sl=es&_x_tr_tl=en&_x_tr_hl=en&_x_tr_pto=sc Science-based climate action is one of the key points of the joint position that the Americas will present on Agriculture during the COP27 Climate Summit next November in Egypt, the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) reported this Saturday. ). Ministers and senior officials of Agriculture from 32 countries …

Conservation

Studies of oceans in Latin America are presently occurring in PANAMA.

http://elsiglo.com.pa/panama/expertos-analizan-panama-situacion-retos-mares-america-latina/24209795 The event started yesterday, and will run until Friday. Today continues the second day of activities of the XIX Latin American Congress of Marine Sciences (Colacmar), which takes place in Panama, with the aim of analyzing the environmental and conservation challenges facing the seas in this region and throughout …

Environmental

Philipines shows example to the world on taking cleanup in “your own hands”.

https://news.yahoo.com/cleanup-day-comes-philippine-capitals-080841577.html Peter Blaza and Jay Ereño Sat, September 17, 2022 at 4:08 AM·2 min read By Peter Blaza and Jay Ereño MANILA (Reuters) – Hundreds of volunteers joined a mass cleanup drive along the coast of the polluted Manila Bay in the Philippine capital to mark International Coastal Cleanup Day …

Agriculture

Illegal siezure of Ridley’s Sea Turtle eggs discovered in Los Santos

https://elsiglo-com-pa.translate.goog/panama/decomisan-1151-huevos-tortuga-marina-santos/24209523?_x_tr_sl=es&_x_tr_tl=en&_x_tr_hl=en&_x_tr_pto=sc&_x_tr_sch=http The National Aeronaval Service finds a sack with suspected sea turtle eggs abandoned on Horcones de Tonosí beach. There were 499 sea turtle eggs inside. One thousand 151 sea turtle eggs of the Olive Ridley or Olive Ridley species (Lepidochelys Olivacea), were seized in the district of Tonosí, by members …

Agriculture

On the good side of things, Panama continues to prioritize Coiba as jewel of conservation.

https://www-laestrella-com-pa.translate.goog/nacional/220909/coiba-laboratorio-humanidad?_x_tr_sl=es&_x_tr_tl=en&_x_tr_hl=en&_x_tr_pto=sc Coiba AIP is a public interest association that conducts scientific research in the Coiba National Park. Edgardo Díaz Ferguson is the director of the organization and talks about the work he does and the plans to promote science in the country. Coiba National Park has been a World Heritage …

Conservation

PANAMA graced by the amazing creature of the Bottlenose Dolphins

https://es-us.finanzas.yahoo.com/noticias/delfines-crean-alianzas-humanos-192201834.html Science Writing, Aug 29 (EFE).- Male bottlenose dolphins form networks of alliances at various levels, which are the largest known outside of human beings, says a study published today by PNAS. These cooperative relationships between groups increase the access of males to females, according to research that studied 121 …

Environmental

Panama continues to “say” the right things about climate change.

https://www-laestrella-com-pa.translate.goog/nacional/220828/panama-prepara-aumentar-compromisos-crisis-climatica?_x_tr_sl=es&_x_tr_tl=en&_x_tr_hl=en&_x_tr_pto=sc It is estimated that for the years 2030, 2050 and 2070, Panama will reflect an increase in maximum daytime and minimum night temperatures, for this the country is preparing to update its Nationally Determined Contribution (CDN). During this space, countries determine their goals and commitments to mitigate greenhouse gas …

Environmental

PNO has been clammoring for 6 years to invest is exactly what they are destroying.

https://elsiglo-com-pa.translate.goog/economia/panama-potencial-para-turismo-nautico/24207022?_x_tr_sl=es&_x_tr_tl=en&_x_tr_hl=en&_x_tr_pto=sc&_x_tr_sch=http Activities around nautical tourism could be generating $100,000 to $200,000 in revenue The secretary of the Nautical Tourism Association (ATN), Alessandro Risi, assured that Panama has the potential to continue developing nautical tourism, whose activity has the capacity to permeate the entire value chain of the industry. For the …

Conservation

National Geographic and Panama display exhibit on impact of “plactics” and “ocean”

https://www-laestrella-com-pa.translate.goog/cafe-estrella/cultura/220809/planeta-plastico-exposicion-replantea-material?_x_tr_sl=es&_x_tr_tl=en&_x_tr_hl=en&_x_tr_pto=sc Bottles, toys, and other personal items hang from the ceiling of the Panama Interoceanic Canal Museum. About 600 types of plastic are part of ‘Planet or plastic?’ of the National Geographic Society, an exhibition that rethinks the usefulness of this necessary material, but at the same time harmful to the environment …

Agriculture

Minds seem to be workking at ANCON, as reduction of protected areas “rejected”

https://www-laestrella-com-pa.translate.goog/nacional/220803/ong-ancon-rechaza-reduccion-42-3-area-protegida-donoso?_x_tr_sl=es&_x_tr_tl=en&_x_tr_hl=en&_x_tr_pto=sc The NGO Ancón expressed its rejection of the 42.3% reduction of the Donoso protected area, through Resolution DM-0139-2022 of the Ministry of the Environment, of July 11, published in the Official Gazette of July 15. Ancón explained that as an entity involved in the creation of the many protected …

Chiriqui

Previously unacesible protected area now open for discovery.

https://www-laestrella-com-pa.translate.goog/nacional/220704/autorizan-acceso-areas-protegidas-chiriqui?_x_tr_sl=es&_x_tr_tl=en&_x_tr_hl=en&_x_tr_pto=sc Visits by national and foreign tourists to the protected areas of the province of Chiriquí are already allowed, after the National Civil Protection System (Sinaproc) decreed lowering the yellow alert to green alert in four provinces and the Ngäbe-Buglé Comarca, authorizing access to the four protected areas of the …

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 …

Conservation

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 …

Environmental

MiAmbiente defends fishing in a protected area, raises more concerns.

GD!!!  Lately I have been giving some props to the Panamanian government in regards to what was seemingly a refreshing upbeat take on environmental issues. Then I READ B.S like this and it just sets me back. The Ministry of the Environment (MiAmbiente) alleged that the four licenses for fishing …

Conservation

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. 

Environmental

OP ED: Panama and it’s GARBAGE issues.

https://www.laestrella.com.pa/opinion/entre-lineas/220524/disposicion-basura   garbage disposal There is a serious problem in some neighborhoods, where the population refuses to pay for the service   Garbage collection has been shown to be a problem in Panama City. Nor is there good management in the final disposal of waste, much less is there a general …

Environmental

As a FIRM believer in CLIMATE CHANGE, Latin America is VITAL key to any progress.

https://www.laestrella.com.pa/internacional/america/220519/presidente-caf-mundo-frenara-crisis-climatica-latinoamerica The world must understand that any solution to the climate crisis passes through Latin America, a region rich in biodiversity that “can solve the global carbon problem” and take advantage of its digital transformation to create millions of jobs, the president of the Development Bank tells Efe of Latin …

Conservation

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

Environmental

News states Panama seeks to re-define protections for the Ocean

https://www-laestrella-com-pa.translate.goog/nacional/220509/conectividad-marina-pieza-clave-gobernanza-oceanica-regional?_x_tr_sl=es&_x_tr_tl=en&_x_tr_hl=en&_x_tr_pto=sc Panama bets on marine connectivity as a determining factor for ocean governance by providing oceanographic, demographic and genetic data to the international community that allows, with a solid scientific base, greater coordination and joint work for the conservation and sustainable use of the sea. “At COIBA AIP we study connectivity …

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 …

Energy/Infrastructure

Completed plant will add 15 Million Clean Gallons per day.

https://www-laestrella-com-pa.translate.goog/nacional/220418/ampliacion-planta-potabilizadora-chilibre-presenta-94-avance?_x_tr_sl=es&_x_tr_tl=en&_x_tr_hl=en&_x_tr_pto=sc At 94% is the progress presented by the expansion works of the project «Study, Design, Construction, Operation and Maintenance of the New Module for the purification of water in the Federico Guardia Conte de Chilibre treatment plant.  The work, which presents an investment of $36,973,504.78, will seek to increase …

Conservation

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 …

Environmental

Welcome to the WET season. Navigating Panama is horrible during the rain.

http://elsiglo.com.pa/panama/aguacero-inicia-transicion-estacion-seca-lluviosa-panama/24197695 The rainy season will be brought forward 10 days in Western Chiriquí, central Veraguas, Coclé and western Herrera and Los Santos This Tuesday, April 5, the city of Panama woke up with a downpour, which is part of the transition process from the dry to the rainy season in …

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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

Aquaponics: A growing environmental alternative in Panama and beyond.

Aquaponics: a saving system https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hvSw5sLexEQ Combine fish farming and plant cultivation in water and reduce your expenses. Aquaponics is a system that mixes aquaculture (farming fish) with hydroponics (growing vegetables in water), in a sustainable way to reduce costs and space in production farms. Aquaponics can be carried out on …

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 …