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Edition #1 Year 1 San Andrés Island March 22, 2020

Because of total drought, San Andrés uninhabited

San Andrés Island. Yesterday, the last group of inhabitants left San Andrés Island. Those responsible for this problem are: the lack of programs to save water, contamination and over-exploitation of the aquifers, and the felling and burning of trees. Without drinking water, the economic possibilities and maintenance of any form of life were so scarce that the population was forced to abandon the island. Today only desert vegetation and a few diehard species of animals that will survive with difficulty, remain. Continues on page 3B.

It depends on you that this headline doesn't become true

Save water

Avoid contaminating the aquifers and the sea with garbage, liquid waste, oils and pesticides

Keep the cistern in good condition

Look out for leaks in the water faucet

Avoid felling and burning trees

CORALINA Solidarity with future generations

Published in '360 degrees', 2003, Corporation for the Sustainable Development of the Archipelago of San Andrés, Old Providence and Santa Catalina

 
 

To get involved, contact :

 
 

National Coordinator
Ms June-Marie Mow
Corporation for the Sustainable Development of the Archipelago of San Andrés,
Old Providence and Santa Catalina (CORALINA)
Km 26, via San Luis, AA 725, San Andrés Island, Colombia
T: ++578 512 0080
F: ++578 512 0081
junem@coralina.gov.co

 

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