THIRD UPDATE: La Prensa coverage of Darien environmental crisis

Environmental

Only 9 inspectors have the Ministry of Environment in their regional Darien to monitor more than 115 thousand hectares under forest management in the area, so indigenous loggers denounce the lack of supervision.

Environment approves logging of endangered trees
Tala takes protected area in Darién
The cutting permits are given to indigenous people, but the operation is financed by Chinese businessmen. From January to June, the export of wood to China increased by 27%, totaling $ 37 million, the main export destination. Community spokespersons denounce that they do not perceive the benefits and request another type of development.

The Center for Studies and Social Action of Panama , and the Center for Environmental Advocacy , requested to review permits and regulations, a request that even officials of the entity made.

Chucunaque, basin stripped

READ MORE:https://impresa.prensa.com/panorama/Exigen-mayor-vigilancia-selvas-Darien_0_5110738964.html

No Comments

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Environmental
Past years HEAVY RAINS are expected to continue for forseeable future.

This year the climate is expected to be very similar to 2010, 2016, 2019, 2020 and 2022; years where the rains left mourning and pain https://elsiglo-com-pa.translate.goog/panama/nacionales/impactos-de-las-lluvias-que-podrian-repetirse-este-ano-NY7616942?_x_tr_sl=es&_x_tr_tl=en&_x_tr_hl=en&_x_tr_pto=sc RAINS A lot of rainfall is expected and there will be landslides, floods, etc. Panama is going through a prolonged drought and is in …

Conservation
Mulino posts head of the MOST problematic agencies. AIG, ASEP, and IDIAP.

Mentioned the massive failures and corruption within these broken agencies of the past. Very pivotal to the future of Ex-Pats and new development, especially in the outer areas of Panama.  https://www.laestrella.com.pa/panama/mulino-designa-a-viceministro-de-ambiente-y-a-directores-de-la-aig-asep-e-idiap-CY7607307 Also nominated as general administrator of the AIG, Adolfo José Fábrega, who until recently served as president of the …

Conservation
Rising sea levels seen first hand in Panama mandatory evacuation.

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/panama-prepares-evacuate-first-island-face-rising-sea-levels-rcna155076 On a tiny island off Panama’s Caribbean coast, about 300 families are packing their belongings in preparation for a dramatic change. Generations of Gunas who have grown up on Gardi Sugdub in a life dedicated to the sea and tourism will trade that next week for the mainland’s solid ground. They …