Biomuseo de Panamá joins the global coalition for biodiversity

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Editorial Dept. Voz de la Diaspora

The Biomuseo of Panama became the first institution in Central America to join the Global Coalition "United for Biodiversity", an initiative of the European Union (EU) that seeks to raise awareness about the importance of biological diversity, and the need to strengthen environmental protection on a global scale.

The Biomuseum, which is an institution specialized in the teaching and promotion of biodiversity in Panama, and it is the only one of its kind in the entire region, It was designed by the renowned architect Frank Gehry on his first foray into Latin America.

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The Global Coalition “United for Biodiversity” that was announced in 2020 early in the coronavirus pandemic, emphasizes "the terrible threat" to which the planet's wildlife is subjected, and seeking help from institutions, of scientific organizations, environmental and educational to safeguard it.

The international scientific community has warned that currently around a million species are in danger or on the verge of extinction, is largely due to out-of-control human activities, including deforestation, pollution and global warming, according to a statement from the Biomuseo.

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Until now, the Global Coalition brings together more than 300 organizations and entities 51 countries around the world including the Royal Botanical Garden of Spain, the Natural History Museum, London, the Bronx Zoo in New York, and the EcoExploratorio de Puerto Rico.

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