Activities are under way to promote Consolidation of the Mesoamerican Biological Corridor of Panama (CBMAP) during the celebration of the Month of Natural Resources. The General Administration of the National Environmental Authority (ANAM), directed by Lucia Chandeck, handed an environmental investment check to 19 community groups in the Provinces of Cocle, Herrera, Los Santos and Veraguas on June 9 to carry out 25 environmental investments amounting to $432,000.
These funds were given to community groups that live within the Omar Torrijos Herrera National Park (PNGDOTH) in Cope, Cocle Province.
As Panama is one of the most environmentally prosperous countries in the Latin American region, due largely to economic development strategies in the work of Panama and Panamanians, including orderly management, use and conservation of the country’s natural resources, the work done by the Panama Canal must be emphasized for maintaining good water levels and protecting the vegetation with this financial assistance to farmers living on the banks of the Canal.
In the past this was common in US government administrations because it was a way to preserve the environment.
Now the ANAM administration believes that, together with the ACP, they should work harder to develop further actions to integrate the conservation of sustainable development and improved living conditions of people living in and around areas that are part of the National Protected Areas of the country, such as the banks of the Panama Canal.
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