On November 19, over 300 people gathered at the office of the Mangrove Association , EcoViva’s partner organization in El Salvador, to draw attention to the impacts of sugar cane plantations on communities living in and near the Bay of Jiquilisco Biosphere Reserve, El Salvador’s largest protected area. It was powerful to see national, regional […]
Now that the wetlands and sea turtles of the Gulf of Mexico have been devastated by the BP oil spill, our work to protect the Bay of Jiquilisco Biosphere Reserve of El Salvador has become more critical than ever. The area contains one of the largest remaining tracts of wetland mangrove forest in the Western […]
A recent article in the Prensa Graphic , a national Salvadoran newspaper, confirms what local residents near the Bay of Jiquilisco, have known for a long time. The water in the wells is toxic because of the cotton plantations of the past and the sugarcane plantations of the present. Salvadorans have witnessed friends and loved […]
Flooding is nothing new in the Lower Lempa. In fact, you could say that it brings out the best in people. Even before the low pressure system developed into Tropical Storm Agatha last Friday and Saturday, local leadership at La Coordinadora were working closely with municipal emergency committees throughout the Usulután region. Preparing for the […]
For more than two years now, I’ve been Liliana. When I come home on May 30, I will go back to being Jillian.