URACCAN Bilwi's "Snaky" Nature Laboratory Certified as a Wild Reserve
Authorities of URACCAN Bilwi and Marena enclosure, during the certification act.
Neylin Calderon

Articulation of efforts to protect the flora and fauna of the region

As part of the commemoration of International Environment Day, the Central Government, through the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources (Marena), certified as a Wild Reserve the Natural Laboratory "Snaky" of URACCAN Bilwi enclosure, located in the community of Moss, in the municipality of Waspam, Northern Caribbean of Nicaragua.

The certification event had a visit of 25 people. On the part of the First Intercultural Community University in Latin America, was the vice-chancellor of the Bilwi campus, Enrique Cordón (PhD); Master Yuri Zapata Webb, vice-chancellor general of URACCAN; and Hermes Castellanos (PhD), coordinator of the Waspam extension.

In addition, authorities representing the institutions of the Production, Consumption and Trade System, Mayor, Secretariat of Natural Resources and Environment (Serena), Guardabarranco Environmental Movement, Wangki Tagni Women's Organization, Wangki Awala Kupia Indigenous Territorial Government and producers in the area were present.

About the Natural Laboratory

The Snaky Natural Laboratory is a space for intercultural management and communication for institutional development, learning communities, creation and recreation of knowledge, knowledge and practices, intercultural community accompaniment, cooperation, solidarity and national and international complementarity, innovation, ceuring, sustainable production and protection of Mother Earth, all this is based on principles and institutional values for the Good Living of the Peoples of the Caribbean Coast of Nicaragua.

According to Enrique Cordón, PhD, vice-chancellor of the Bilwi enclosure, the Natural Laboratory serves to preserve wildlife, plant and animal, "it is important because it is a space where we will develop all the processes of teaching, learning, sharing with communities, through the environmental, ecological processes of preservation of flora and fauna that exists in the region".

While Saul Castillo, territorial delegate of Marena, stated that these wilderness reserve areas are held to conserve Mother Land "and the sustainable development of defined areas to promote spaces such as environmental education, ecotourism, and also enjoy the benefits of ecosystems that provide us with natural resources, such as oxygen regulation, microclimate regulation , quality and quantity water production".

Care and protection of flora and fauna

Hermes Castellanos, PhD, coordinator of the Waspam extension, called to care for and protect the environment, as part of the conservation of Mother Earth, "we have to take care of our fauna, we have to take care of our water sources so that future generations have forests, water, flora, fauna". Adding that all governmental and non-governmental organizations are invited to work together with the university to continue implementing development strategies in the communities of the Autonomous Regions.

Enrique Barreto, head of the Snaky Natural Laboratory, said that this farm has nurseries with various plants that pay for the protection of the environment, "this is with the aim of adorning the landscape of the laboratory, in addition in order to transplant now in the winter season in the alley of the entrance and improve ecotourism and put into practice the knowledge learned from the university".