The Strengths And Weaknesses of Isla Coiba
Thursday, August 16 2012 @ 02:18 PM UTC
Contributed by: Don Winner
Gradually implemented - Evidelio Adames, a member of the Board for the University of Panama and on behalf of the Regional University Center of Veraguas (CRUV), considered that the management plan is not implemented ideally, because the biggest obstacle is the lack of resources suitable for operation. The university professor said that thanks to the institutional effort by the PNC, which is very complex, it has the support of the National Environmental Authority (ANAM), Aquatic Resources Authority of Panama (ARAP), Mar Viva Foundation, the University of Panama, the local mayors, the Tourism Authority of Panama (ATP), and lately, the Naval Air Service (Senan), which maintains a naval base that contributes to the safety and security of the protected area, covering 537 km2 of land area and 2,024 km2 of sea surface.
In addition, Senacyt provides resources and equipment for scientific research within this natural jewel on the Veragüense Pacific. Evaluation of the Management Plan will be made in 2014, five years after it has been implemented, to determine its strengths and weaknesses.
Meanwhile, Santiago Rojas, a manager of PNC, said the 37 buoys are to protect the ecosystem to maintain the reefs in the different marine areas, which is why companies involved in the transfer of tourists for diving should moor their boats to these devices and avoid heavy anchors from touching the seabed.