Listin Diario: Stop Bani dunes degradation


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Feb 20, 2019

The Listin Diario for years has urged Dominican authorities to take action to stop the degradation by private parties of the dunes in Baní. After Listin Diario again raised an alert of new actions, Environment Minister Miguel Ceara Hatton said the degradation was happening in the buffer areas. Environmentalists defend the unique natural resource and urge government action to stop removing the desert area’s forestry coverage.

“Before reaching the heart, all the organs that are around it must also be protected because the heart depends on them. It means that it is a bit sad, a bit poor argument, to say that this is outside the protected area,” declared reputed environmentalist Eleuterio Martínez, an agronomist by profession, as reported in Listin Diario.

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