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marine biodiversity conservation panama

Protecting Panama

Forests & Marine Biodiversity Conservation in Guna Yala

Location

Panama

Released

December 2016

Duration

08:47

Tags
  • Biodiversity
  • Ethical Consumption
  • Panama
  • Participatory-made film

Guna communities have long been recognised for protecting the #forests along their coastline; despite significant threats from farming and industrial logging, they are proven protectors of their ancestral forests.
Today they face uncertainty over the sea that surrounds their island homes. Increasing encroachment by luxury vessels threatens the long term viability of their reefs. Without the support of the government of Panama and clear rights, they face an increasingly bitter struggle to protect the marine biodiversity in these waters.

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