Panama, a country rich in forest cover but poor in environmental culture

Panama is a country of forests: 65% of its territory is made up of these ecosystems and 75% of its soils have a forestry potential. A ban on granting permits for forestry exploitation in Panama has been in force since September 2019.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - "The country needs more environmental education," says Panama's Environment Minister Milciades Concepción. He describes this issue as the biggest challenge facing the Central American country, which has a surface area of just over 75,500 km2 and a population of 4.28 million.

The other two significant environmental challenges for Panama are reducing deforestation and consolidating an environmental land use planning in which the land is used according to its vocation, both issues closely linked to education.

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