At the initiative of the World Heritage Educational Program of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), with the cooperation of MarViva Foundation -based at the City of Knowledge- and the collaboration of the Ministry of Environment (MIAMBIENTE) and the University of Panama Regional Center of Veraguas (UP-CRUV), young people between 20 and 30 years from Central America and the Caribbean, were trained and sensitized on the issue of climate change and its impact on biodiversity and marine sustainability.
On Thursday, August 21st, MarViva Foundation, based at the City of Knowledge, and The Pew Charitable Trusts held a workshop regarding the challenge that Panama faces to implement the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES).
Over 40 civil society organizations -including MarViva Foundation located at the City of Knowledge-, expressed their opposition to the project which, in accordance with the recent Cabinet Resolution No.95, authorizes the Minister of Economy and Finance to submit to the special sessions of the National Assembly a project that seeks to change the boundaries of the protected wetland area of the Panama Bay, and opens once again the door to the possible destruction of mangroves and other wetlands, as well as the proliferation of new landfills in these areas.
MarViva Foundation, located at the City of Knowledge, presented in recent days a new information tool that invites consumers to have responsible fish consumption, considering the importance of it as a source of protein and as an income to coastal communities.
For their effort, dedication and wanting to do things right by promoting responsible tourism, the Agrotouristic Rural Association of Montijo (ARAM) received its first "Award for Technological Innovation in Cleaner Production", thanks to the work of MarViva Foundation.
In recent days Pew and MarViva Foundation –an affiliate of the City of Knowledge- presented the campaign: "Panama protects its sharks," which aims to add multiple sectors of Panamanian society to the conservation efforts of these species.
On Friday, August 30th, the Month of the Oceans 2013 "Healthy Oceans for Humanity" launch was held at the Large Meeting Room of the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute.
In recent days MarViva Foundation organized a tour with various media members, intended to raise awareness about the work done regarding Responsible Cetacean Watching at Coiba National Park.
On Thursday, August 8, 2013, at the headquarters of the Organization of American States (OAS) located in the City of Knowledge, Panama, an agreement was signed between this institution and MarViva Foundation, aimed at identifying successful strategies for the protection of sharks.
MarViva Foundation consolidates its focus in the Tropical Eastern Pacific by strengthening regional coordination among the three core countries of its operation: Costa Rica, Panama and Colombia. MarViva also expands its reach into Central and South America, through partnerships with organizations and institutions that promote the conservation and sustainability of marine resources.
In recent days a campaign was launched for Wetlands Conservation through the efforts coordinated by CIAM and the participation of Almanaque Azul, Ancon, AUDUBON, CEASPA, City of Knowledge Foundation, RAMSAR, PASOS, MarViva Foundation, Natura, PRO MAR, Wetlands International, The Nature Conservancy and FUNDESPA.
The guide describes the concepts and steps structured by MarViva to promote the organization of human activities in the ocean.
In recent days Sylvia Cesaratto, Canadian Ambassador to Panama, and Zuleika Pinzón, National Director of MarViva, based in the City of Knowledge, signed a cooperation agreement.
La Unión Internacional para la Conservación de la Naturaleza (UICN) entregó el pasado 10 agosto en Ciudad Panamá una mención honorífica a Fundación MarViva como parte de su Premio “Antorcha Ambiental” por su trabajo en la promoción del consumo responsable de pescado y mariscos en Costa Rica y su incidencia política en temas marinos.
More than 400 people gathered on Sunday, July 1st, to form a "Human Whale" in order to send a message in favor of the conservation and protection of whales as well as promoting the economic and social benefits they pose to the development of coastal marine communities.
Between April 24 and 26, the MarViva Foundation, affiliated to the City of Knowledge, held three workshops in the province of Chiriquí orientated to validate maps that depict the various human activities that take place in coastal areas at the districts of David, San Lorenzo and Alanje.
The Aquatic Resource Authority of Panama (ARAP), the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI), the Regional University Center of Veraguas and MarViva Foundation, got together on Wednesday, January 25, to discourage the consumption in Panama of newly born and young sharks, as a step orientated to guarantee the health of our seas.