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Bay of Panama logging blocked

Posted 07/03/2019
Panama’s Environment Ministry  (MiAmbiente) has detected and blocked Illegal logging of at least two hectares of mangroves within the Bay of Panama Wetland protected area.

The Ministry says the press release, points out that the logging near the Juan Diaz jetty was done by Inversiones y Transacciones Inmobiliarias which does not have the necessary environmental permits to develop activities within the protected area.

The Bay of Panama protected area, created by law 1 of February 2, 2015, covers 85,652 hectares, of which 23,342 hectares are mangrove forests.

According to data from the Central American Commission for Environment and Development 33% of the mangroves in Central America are located in Panama, making it the country with the most mangrove forests in the region. The coverage on the isthmus is 177,293 hectares,  says MiAmbiente.



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