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Identify land-based activities impacting the marine-coastal zone

Environmental lawyer Euren Cuevas Medina gave a lecture on “Land based activities that Impact the Coastal Marine Zone” within the consultancy “National Action Program (PAN) for the Protection of the Marine Environment from Land Activities. The objective of this research is to identify the activities carried out by people on land that affect the coastal-marine zone, in order to develop plans that can reduce the negative impact on the marine-coastal zone.

 

Among the findings discovered in the investigation and identified as polluting sources are: Household masonry; High temperature waters; Distilleries; Sugar mills; Inorganic food processing plants, Paperboard; Fabrics for tanneries; Plastic products; Paper mills; Waste from animal production (poultry, swine, bovine); Slaughterhouses; Mining waste, Refineries; Likewise the means or ways that lead the pollution towards the coastal zone were identified as: Rivers, Streams, Open sewers, Lakes, Lagoons and Sewers.

 

The consultancy also identifies the legal and institutional framework that regulates these activities, and consequently the laws, international conventions, decrees, resolutions and regulations that guide the institutions responsible for the application of the legislation are indicated.

 

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