International mangrove day: people from Bajo Lempa
05 June, 2013
A proposal by the Salvadoran government to develop tourism projects along the country’s coastline threatens mangrove forests and local communities, Friends of the Earth El Salvador and social organizations and communities of Bajo Lempa in El Salvador said on June 5, 2013, World Environment Day.
Communities living in and around these forests depend on these natural resources for their livelihoods and care for the biodiversity of these fragile ecosystems.
The Salvadoran government is debating a key proposal, which is part of a US$ 277 million aid program from the United States, and could sign it in September 2013.
In May 2013 social organizations and communities in Bajo Lempa declared their intention to continue developing a ‘Food sovereignty’ process with an agro-ecological focus, which includes protecting local seeds, defending the soil and preserving water sources.
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