1. Holy Week at San Blas, Sea Kayaking Expedition - March 2008
1. Mamoni River minihydro project wont pass easily
And hopefully it never will. I was spooked after reading initial Environmental Impact Study (EIS) submitted by its promoter Elektra Noreste.
It not only categorized Aventuras Panama investment of more than 10 years that had turned Mamoni River into a white water international touristic destination as an "adventure sport activities" instead of "tourism activities". but it is totally biased toward its project.
The best white water of not only Mamoni River but all Panama Province will be dry out. However, the EIS study says that this activity will suffer a moderate impact or an irrelevant impact. As far as I know they had not interview a single white water paddler of the region.
It does say that it will generate many temporal employment in the area on the initial 2 years of construction. But it also says that during its operation only 8 person of the area will benefit from employment in the project.
It fails to mention that only in present touristic activities more than 20 person will be cut off for ever. It fails to say that it will tamper with the touristic potential of the area. A wealth that will provide for future generations.
It describes the area as devastated and free of endagered species except for a common pigeon. But it fail to say that it is a very sensitive area where rarely seem, but seem, endangered species such as monkeys(titi, howling, cappucino, spider, and more), birds and more could easily be well established in the area specially with the on going initiative of Forest Generation.
Forest Generation owns more than 200 hectares by proposed hydro project, and it is turning it into a private forest reserve with touristic goals. This project along will help endangered species of flora and fauna, will generate employment, and more important, it will attract new investments in the area toward the same goal: preservation and restoration of natural resources. Elektra Noreste hydroproject does not even mention the existence of Forest Generation or Aventuras Panama .
We all need power, but in this region our authorities should not even bother on looking at the feasibility of building an hydroproject in the area that will only generate 6.5 KW, if they had not started with a study that determines the best use of resources in the area.
We had devoted a page to defend the cause of local people against this project HERE. Make it also your cause.
"Salva el Rio Mamoni" - "Save Mamoni River"
2. Adventure Elements for Birthday Parties and Events
For reservations please call us at Phone 260-0044, Cel 6679-4404 or email us at . Payment is required at least a day prior tour date.
Note: Listed prices for above dates are good only for residents of Panama that had joined "Atrevete a Vivir !" Ezine prior March 2008. Tour participation is subject to availability and our own Terms and Conditions.
If a member is interested in a particular destination or activity we welcome suggestions. This ezine is also available to post members available preplanned trip into the outdoors.
Aventuras Panama's Resources around 2,200 links to websites related to adventure, paddling, Panama, and the outdoors.
The Devil's Swimming Pool
san blas | ocean kayak vacation | mamoni hyroproject | Devil´s Swimming Pool | kuna islands| zip line