Bay of Panama Mangroves Will Be Protected While Studies Are Carried Out
Friday, June 15 2012 @ 05:46 PM UTC
Contributed by: Don Winner
Given this it is necessary to strengthen actions of conservation, protection, rational use and management of ecosystems to prevent ecological damage effect that could be caused by new construction in the wetland areas in the Bay of Panama. The issuance of the decree coincided with a meeting held by Mayor Roxana Méndez with a committee of environmental experts, who will present a series of recommendations as to the rules that can be dictated by the Mayor of Panama for land use in areas of mangroves and wetlands that are in the Bay of Panama. The mayor said until the future land use for the area is finally defined "we will protect the use of that area in order to safeguard the interests and integrity of the inhabitants of the sector."
The commission is meeting with a team of experts from the Mayor's office and the Mayor herself, to make recommendations for rules which should ensure environmental protection and any type of work that is respectful of the environment and the safety of those living all along that coast. The meeting was attended by representatives of the Ministry of Public Works, ANAM, SINAPROC, SPIA, ANCON, NATURA, CAPAC, Faculty of Architecture at the University of Panama, USMA, Smithsonian Institution and APEDE. The commission meeting with the mayor shall have a maximum of 60 days to submit recommendations aimed at protecting the mangroves and the environment demands that are required by the inhabitants of the area. (Dia a Dia)