The 26 th and 27 th July, we participated in the cleaning of beaches organized by the agroecological groups of the I.P.T.A. of Tonosí (Unit for the protection of the environment) and of the I.P.T.A. of Las Minas (Pack of youth captains saving the flora and fauna). The first cleaning was undertaken the 26th July in the beach El Retén together with the group
Las Minas and the 27th July in the beach Búcaro together with the group Tonosí. Moreover, members of the Peace Corps and Tortugas Pedasí also participated.
The rainy season has begun in Azuero and with that, so has our reforestation season. This year 2018 between the months of July and August we have reforested 6 farms.
We travelled to these locations in order to support these young students that are pursuing agricultural studies, to create a work team that will propel the concept of sustainability in the agricultural field in their watershed. This initiative arose from a collaboration between Panama’s Ministry of Environment (Mi Ambiente), the Food and Agriculture Organization of United Nations (F.A.O.) and the Azuero Earth Project, with the objectives of: Consolidating groups in the Parita and Tonosí schools to bring about change with regards to the attitude towards the environment, and supporting groups of students to enhance local and communal participation in actions directed to environmental care. This will lead the young leaders to prepare themselves pedagogically in topics related to their watershed’s management, and at the same time, will empower them to be capable of raising awareness within different audiences and promote the knowledge, research and conservation of the environment.
In mid-September of 2017, a group of researchers made up of students from different regional centers of the University of Panama, accompanied by Danilo Chiari, Cristóbal Pérez, and Miguel Montenegro, started an interesting journey to the forested lands of the village of Rio Oria, in the District of Pedasí, Province of Los Santos, in the Azuero Peninsula, with the aim of monitoring primates under the supervision of the Azuero Earth Project. This organisation is dedicated to protecting and restoring Azuero’s forested lands.