Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Saving Trees in Panama

Protests as more city trees fall to chain saws.

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ANOTHER attack on Panama city’s eroding tree population has been stayed for the moment following protests by residents and environmentalists.
They demonstrated Monday, December in the vicinity of the San Fernando Hospital to prevent authorities from removing three mahogany trees to make way for a bus stop onVía España.
Sustainable Panama Foundation Director Raisa Banfield said that the mahogany trees are endangered and therefore protected by law.
Banfield reiterated that two trees had already been cut down and that they were now trying to save the last of them.
"This species is vital to sustaining the environment," Bainfield said.

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