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Volunteers uphold annual campaign to clean marine resorts of Panama

Garbage on the coast is a sore of Panama.

Fortunately on schedule, the annual campaign called Grand Beach Clean took place on Sept. 27, with volunteers combing more than 50 beaches and riverbanks across the Caribbean country.

(Soundbitye) Rita Spadafora, National Association for the Conservation of Nature
“Nationally we have almost 60 sites to clean. The number is considerably bigger than last year. In this particular place where we are working, a thousand people are mobilized and 16 to 18 tons of rubbish are collected and taken away.”

With the participation of the National Association for the Conservation of Nature and other similar organization, thousands of volunteers go to beaches and rivers year after year to remove wastes.

(Soundbitye) Rita Spadafora, National Association for the Conservation of Nature
“We really have to think about what we do, every day, every action, any paper we throw to the ground, every bottle we consume, and each plastic bag we accept when we really do not need. Each of these actions has a consequence and can be seen here on these beaches and in the rivers.”

The campaign has been upheld by the civil groups and volunteers for more than 24 years, in efforts to restore clean image to the resorts of Panama, where tens of thousands of foreign visitors come per year.

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