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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Status of Crimea's Natural Reserves Uncertain Eugene, OR, August 20, 2014 -- Environmental Law Alliance Worldwide partners in Ukraine are concerned about the fate of protected natural areas in Crimea. "The status of Charivna Havan National Park, Yalta Mountain Forest Reserve, Cape Martyan Reserve, and three other natural reserves are uncertain," says Olena Kravchenko, Executive Director of Environment-People-Law, based in Lviv, Ukraine.
The Nicaraguan government has revealed the route for a canal it plans to build across the country with help from a Hong Kong-based company.
The proposed canal would stretch 173 miles, about three times the length of the Panama Canal. It would originate at Punta Gorda in the Caribbean, pass through Lake Nicaragua, and end at Brito, a port on the Pacific Ocean.
Last weekend, Live Mint & Wall Street Journal celebrated the work of three ELAW partners -- Norma and Claude Alvares at the Goa Foundation and Ritwick Dutta at the Legal Initiative for Forest and Environment (LIFE). This dynamic trio and other inspired advocates in India co-hosted our 2012 ELAW Annual Meeting.
Proposed large-scale mining is raising concerns among residents of remote communities in Ecuador. Copper mining is underway, new mines are proposed, and citizens fear their voices will not be heard.
ELAW partners in Panama have presented a formal petition to Panama’s National Environmental Authority (ANAM), asking it to revoke a resolution that limits to 10% the environmental flow of all the rivers in Panama.