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Opinion. Mangroves: 8 reasons to protect them
This infographic presents 8 reasons to protect mangroves: they are the "nursery for fish", they are a habitat for fish, they purify the water that goes to the oceans, they desalinate the water that comes from the oceans, they are essential for food sovereignty and food security, help keep coastal populations safe from natural disasters and coastal erosion, and help mitigate climate change. See infograhic in Spanish in this link
Opinion. Interview about the International Day Free of Plastic Bags
Interview with Héctor Herrera (Co-founder and advisor).
It is highlighted that nationally substitutable single-use plastics should be banned. There is also a lack of efficient collection and disposal policies.
Posted in Spanish in Micanal40 at this link
We Can't Wait A ny Longer for A Coastal Act in Colombian.
By Ana Lucía Maya Aguirre (Director of the Observatory for Marine and Coastal Governance (Colombia).
This article analyzes the need to approve a coastal law that comprehensively regulates the protection of the coastal marine territory, facilitates access to environmental information and creates an authority in charge of the subject.
This article was published by Semana Sostenible. Available in Spanish at this link
The Rights of Nature (Rivers) and Constitutional Actions in Colombia.
News: Bill of coastal law filled in the Colombian Congress
Bogotá and Barranquilla, July 29, 2019
The Observatory for Marine and Coastal Governance in partnership with research groups made contributions to a coastal bill filled in the Colombian Congress
More information in Spanish at this link