PRETOMA nominates Caletas Wetland for Global Conservation Award
(September 13, 2010 – San José, Costa Rica. The Costa Rican organization PRETOMA, announces that it has formally nominated the Caletas wetland for a Grey Globe Award for wetland conservation, granted by the World Wetland Network .
The International Wetlan Globes awards scheme recognises best practice and weltand restoration (Blue Globe), and highlights wetlands in danger (Grey Globe). The winner will be chosen by NGOs from all over the world that register in the program.
“This is a great opportunity to call the attention of our authorities on the disastrous situation of the Caletas wetland, which has been drained, burnt, farmed, and sprayed, with total impunity by the rice farmers for years”, denounced Randall Arauz, President of Pretoma. “We urge all our NGO friends out there to help us save the Caletas Beach Wetland”, stated an optimist Arauz.
For a brief history of the Caletas wetland, and the chain of abuses it has suffered by the rice farmers of the area, CLICK HERE.
To just go ahead and VOTE.
For more information on the Grey Globe Award, and how your NGO can vote in this important process, CLICK HERE.http://www.pretoma.org/pretoma-nominates-caletas-wetland-for-global-conservation-award/Press Releases