By Mariela Peña Seguí/ Radio Cadena Agramonte.
Each June 5, World Environment Day is celebrated. To date, Dra. In Science Andrea Armas Rodríguez, Delegate in Camagüey of the Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment (CITMA), shared with Cadena Agramonte information on major environmental problems that exist in the province, and the actions to reverse them.
According to the specialist, is the degradation of the soil the highest incidence, caused by problems in the field of atmospheric and water pollution and forest cover.
There is also loss of biological diversity, and the deterioration of some ecosystems. In addition, she added, we suffer from the lack and difficulties in the management, water quality and availability, impacts associated with the effects of climate change.
"In particular," said the specialist-, we must point out the deterioration of health and hygiene conditions in some settlements, and considered that all the actions of environmental education that we do, we will never be enough. There are problems that are based on the low perception of risk among the population on the relationship between environment and health, and it is therefore a priority for our body and for the country, work more for environmental education for all".
The province of Camagüey, specifically, grows continuously, especially toward areas where the density of inhabitants has risen sharply in new deals or the expansion of existing ones, as Paco Borrero, Jayamá, Albertina, The New Hope and heights of the hill, in the capital city.
However, do not always take into account the rules for the growth of the urban settlements, and this leads to all types of structural complications, with consequent damage to the environment and the social problems that this generates.
Could it be that are incompatible urban development and the environment?
For nothing. What is necessary is to assume an adequate planning, organizing, from the base and with prospects, the sustainable development of the community, incorporating to every citizen as an actor of social progress.
The search for a balance between urban development and environment, is a necessary path that requires the conscious participation of all citizens.
Remember, as an old Chinese proverb, that a journey of a thousand miles begins with the first step. The most important thing is that it has started to walk.
Everything around us: people, trees, animals, the light of the sun, air, soil, temperature, rivers and seas… everything is the environment.
However, we are exactly who we need us, plants and animals to feed us, and who enjoy the beaches and the mountains, we destroy forests, pollute the seas and rivers…
Take Care of nature is a necessity, not an aspiration or a desire. Protect every man his bit, and begin to win the battle. (Photo: File)