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Panama’s President Prevents Construction on Wetlands

A victory for environmentalists, the North American shorebirds, and the wetlands.

Photo of Panama City via Wikimedia Commons

The President of Panama, Juan Carlos Varela signed a bill Monday that banned construction on a 210,000-acre stretch of the wetlands along the Bay of Panama. The law also prohibits logging, the removal of soil, and any other activity that may aversely affect the mangrove swamps, according to the BBC.

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