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Watershed youth vow to protect nature

The youth of the Young Environmentalists Network raised their right hand in front of the symbol of the national spirit […]

The youth of the Young Environmentalists Network raised their right hand in front of the symbol of the national spirit and swore an oath to protect nature.

As part of the Panama Canal’s environmental education activities, a gathering of youth from the six sub-watersheds was organized for a day of recognition and reflection on the sustainability conditions of the Canal watershed.

The recognition

In the Ascanio Arosemena Auditorium, they were received by specialists from the Canal’s Vice-Presidency of Water Resource Management, who highlighted the relevance of the Network’s contributions to the sustainability of the Canal.

Special recognition was given to José Alveo, from the Hules, Tinajones and Caño Quebrado river sub-watershed, for his environmental leadership. Alveo stands out for being an active member of the advisory council, president of the local board, and has carried out environmental education projects in schools in West Panama, volunteer for MiAmbiente, among many other achievements.

“I am very grateful to the Canal for taking us into account. The young people of the Watershed do what we do because we love this nature without expecting anything in return, but with these recognitions you can see that our work has an impact,” said the young activist.

The oath

After the first part of the event, the young people went to the Eternal Flame, which is located inside the monument to the Martyrs of January 9, 1964, to reiterate, as individuals and as a group, that they are a youth aware of their role in the protection of Panama’s treasure.

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