The president of the Center for Environmental and Agricultural Education considers that there is still a long way to go in terms of environmental education in the port.
Mazatlán, Sinaloa.- David Ocampo Peraza, president of the Center for Environmental and Agricultural Education of Mazatlán, considered that in the port there is still much to do in this matter since the city in recent years has grown resoundingly and there is no balance between nature and infrastructure.
He mentioned that each time a new construction is authorized, a certain percentage of the resource obtained by that permit could be used to compensate for the damage to the environment caused by that infrastructure.
” Mazatlán has been developing tremendously. Subdivisions and very large hotels must contribute an amount to try to compensate for the problems of environmental deterioration; a percentage of resources for the authorization of a hotel, of a tower, that is a large fortune that there is, that there should be and thus create a fund to apply it to environmental education programs “, he considered.
The big problem always, he said, is that not enough economic resources are allocated to carry out these actions.
” The CEAA is coordinated with the Ecology department and we try to coordinate some small actions between the two in order to promote, but the problem is that they say: ‘there is no money’, ‘there are no vehicles’, ‘there is not this, there is not that It’s the same old story,” he said.
Ocampo Peraza lamented that unlike other cities, where they have been concerned with recovering spaces and green and natural areas, in Mazatlan they are ending with them.
He added that there is still a lot of unawareness and stressed that if there is no environmental education, it will never be possible to operate as a green or sustainable city; For this, it is mainly necessary to allocate sufficient economic resources, create specific programs for the different natural areas, have trained personnel and even apply fines to those who do not comply with the different laws or regulations.
” We need to strengthen environmental education programs at all levels, from officials to children,” he added.