Environment/Nature | July 20, 2011 [ 9:41 ]
Gana Peru claims environmental issues being left by Garcia's government.LivinginPeru.com
|(Photo: El Comercio )
Marisol Espinoza, vice-president elect, said the government of president Alan García is leaving the next administration with 117 registered environmental issues.
In an article that appeared in El Comercio, Espinoza states that the entire country has been consigned, especially the area of the jungle and the Andes.
"Even the sea has been licensed," she said, adding that the Amazon is an environmental emergency.
"90% of wood production in the jungle is illegal logging and this causes deforestation," she said.
Espinoza claimed "95% of the concessions obtained licenses with false information.”
She also criticized that 85% of the Ministry of Agriculture’s budget is used for administrative fees.
"938 million are used to pay staff," she said, after highlighting that the ministry has had an increase of more than 4,290 workers.