Residents of Juan Diaz Protesting To Protect Mangrove Swamps
Tuesday, June 05 2012 @ 10:35 AM EDT
Contributed by: Don Winner
Editor's Comment: There's all kinds of mangrove swamp areas between Costa del Este and the Tocumen International Airport that has not been developed because it's all been protected areas. Now, those protections have been lifted so the area can be developed. There are still hundreds of miles of shoreline in Panama that are protected mangrove swamps, and the area in question isn't large enough to cause a significant impact one way or the other. The environmental radicals are another group that would like to impose their will on the way the country is being run. Like it or not, people want to be near the ocean, so that land is more valuable. Mangroves or no mangroves.