Coming from an Eastern post-Soviet country I can feel the USSR in each detail from my city. Going for a walk I see brick apartment buildings (Khrushchyovka) all having the same facade with small windows symbolizing how citizens should live in perfect equality, without having the right to choose. I… Read More »TRIP IN TIME – BACK TO USSR
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Double, double toil and trouble; fire burn and caldron bubble. For a charm of powerful trouble, can witches actually be real? Without a doubt, throughout the whole of human history, people have believed in supernatural powers existing and sometimes even manipulating people’s lives along with the course of the world.… Read More »Witch Hunt
On September 30th, 2020, Argentina and the whole world lost one of the best cartoonists of the last century: Quino, mainly known as the creator of ‘’Mafalda’’, which, over the years, has become a symbol of rebellion all over the world. Joaquín Salvador Lavado Tejón, his complete name, was born… Read More »Mafalda: a universal icon
Carlos Ruiz Zafòn was one of the most prominent contemporary writers and by far, one of my all time favourites. He died at the age of 55 on the 19th June 2020, leaving behind a precious legacy difficult to unfold and impossible to explain. Nevertheless, trying to describe it, is definitely worth a… Read More »The Legacy of Zafòn: an untold tale
When asked about when exactly the conflicts started many historians can’t give a specific date because of different opinions and visions that they have.Some say it started in 1948 when the Israel state was declared.Also opinions are being different if talking about what are the real motives of this war,is… Read More »Israeli-Palestinian conflict and why did it all start?
The Angel’s game is a novel wrote by Carlos Ruiz Zafón in 2009, it is the second book of the tetralogy of The Cemetery of Forgotten books. The story takes place in a beautiful and cruel Barcellona between the 1920s and 1930s and introduce us to the life of David… Read More »The Angel’s Game
How Video games can help us deal with social distancing. Is it a good idea to spend hours in front of video games? Should we avoid them during these times of lockdown? This article will try to convince you that video games can be a huge help if you have… Read More »Time to take Gaming seriously
In these last weeks we have been observers of a disgusting phenomena, the one of revenge porn and exchange of child sexual abuse material on Telegram. This Russian chat was invented by Pavel and Nikolaj Durov, it counts thousand of subscribers. The main characteristic of this platform is the… Read More »Telegram’s responsibility on revenge porn: are there any?
On 27 March 1827, Beethoven, the most beloved composer of all time, died in Vienna. 20 thousand Viennese attended his funeral. A large crowd gathered at that time. Compared to poor Mozart’s derelict funeral and his body thrown into a pit, this funeral was a magnificent appearance. Dutch-born Beethoven was… Read More »Ludwig van Beethoven – A Genius Who Changed Music Forever
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Lev Tolstoj once said that even if people are used to think that reality is what exists, true reality is what never existed. He said that the ideal is the only thing that we truly know and understand, and he believes that only the ideal can guide us as individuals… Read More »Mission and vision: the role of the leader within the group
Isla Bastimentos National Marine Park has a key role in the protection and conservation of terrestrial and marine habitat since its creation in 1988.
How can the natural resources of the Bocas del Toro archipelago best be managed in order to promote conservation and sustainable use also considering the socio-economic environment?
This isn’t an easy question, in fact, tourism in the region affects both human and ecological activity and the effects of this tourism boom in Bocas del Toro on human and natural resources has yet to be fully quantified.
The goal is to promote a sustainable tourism while taking in consideration marine and terrestrial ecology, socio-economics, culture, and environmental policy, but we still have a long way to go in order to achieve that.
The park protects forests, mangroves, monkeys, sloths, caiman, crocodile, 28 different species of amphibians and reptiles including the rana roja, typical of that area. Also, Playa Larga on Isla Bastimentos is a very important nesting site for sea turtles, that use it as a nesting site from April through September.
The park was structured and developed under a species-specific approach to the protection of marine ecosystems, its main goal was the one to preserve a “representative sample of the marine and coastal ecosystems” of the region, considered at risk.
A second thing to take in account for the creation of the park was its use for recreational and tourism purposes, and regarding this topic issues arose.
The populations that lived there and depended on the area were not asked for feedback regarding limits and use of terrestrial and marine resources, and this led to numerous problems.
For example, indigenous Ngöbe communities that utilize the resources of the area felt that their right and need were not taken seriously and in consideration when maturing the park’s limits. The limits infringed upon the Ngöbe’s subsistence territories, and the prohibitions settled did not take in account that the Ngöbe rely heavily on fishing in the area as a subsistence strategy and a mean of surviving.
This condition led to a feeling of resentment by local residents who had traditionally relied upon the resources and who were threatened by what they considered coercive conservation.
Bocatoreneans of different cultural backgrounds are convinced that their need were ignored by Panamanian government, changes were instituted without consultation, and this allowed corruption to flourish.
This situation is not completely solved nowadays, even with the development of a more sustainable and respectful tourism and a more conscious participation in it of the population.
There are still many problems to face in order to achieve a good balance and to protect this beautiful area in a right and regardful way.
Arianna Maviglia Read More »The Isla Bastimentos National Marine Park
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