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Environmental damage
Environmental damage
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Environmental damage

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  • 1. Denounce presented by the Government of Costa Rica to uphold the Ramsar Convention In response to the environmental damage on the Northeast Caribbean Wetland
  • 2. The patrol conducted on 10/22/2010 by the guard of the Wildlife Refuge of “Barra del Colorado” demonstrated: 1. Sediments produced by the dredging operations carried out by the Government of Nicaragua, have been deposited in the wetland 2. An indiscriminate deforestation and elimination of the understory, affecting the primary forest in an area of 5.75 hectares (197 felled trees), altering the equilibrium state of the wetland. 3. Possible construction of an artificial Canal between the San Juan River, the Portillos Lagoon and the Caribbean Sea, attempts against the ecosystem of the entire area.
  • 3. Northeast Caribbean Wetland, was incorporated in the list of the Convention on Wetlands of International Importance, called the Ramsar Convention, on March 20, 1996
  • 4. Flyby November 8, 2010 Panoramic image of the Portillos Lagoon and the deforested area
  • 5. Deforested Area Los Portillos Lagoon Panoramic of Portillos Lagoon, area of the Northeast Caribbean Wetland
  • 6. Deforested Area , next to the Portillos Lagoon
  • 7. Flyby November 11, 2010 Panoramic image of the Portillos Lagoon and the deforested area
  • 8. Accelerated destruction of the Wetland November 8, 2010November 11, 2010
  • 9. Panoramic of the deforested area
  • 10. Flyby November 14, 2010 Panoramic image of the Portillos Lagoon and the deforested area
  • 11. Panoramic of the deforested area, right side of the river
  • 12. San Juan River of Nicaragua Portillos Lagoon Possible Artificial Canal
  • 13. Flyby November 8, 2010 Panoramic image Sedimented Area
  • 14. Sedimented Area
  • 15. Flyby November 11, 2010 Panoramic image Sedimented Area
  • 16. Panoramic of the Sedimented Area
  • 17. Construction of the Ditch
  • 18. Flyby November 14, 2010 Panoramic Image Sedimented Area
  • 19. Ditch, November 15, 2010 San Juan River of Nicaragua
  • 20. Each additional day the environmental damage increases
  • 21. Portillos Lagoon Deforested Area November 8, 2010 November 11, 2010 November 14, 2010

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