18 thousand trees planted to fight against dengueMay 20, 2013
Likewise, each year a fight to eradicate the breeding grounds for the mosquito that carries dengue is launched through campaigns of cleanups and fumigation in Quebrada Ganado, Tárcoles, Playa Azul, Agujas, and the Punta Leona community.
Mr. Gordienko stated that besides being a strong believer and promoter of the Bandera Azul Ecológica, “our committee has grown together with this noble program because we have been a part of it since its beginning in 1996. We have many years with this program and each day we surpass our own expectations when we deal with our visitors and when we work for our neighboring communities for growth in the appreciation of nature.”
For 11 years the application of PBAE in Costa Rica has generated important benefits for the protection of the costal and non-costal environment promoting public health and an increasing tourist attraction for the country.
Part of these benefits is the promotion of the construction of aqueducts, accessible water service for human consumption, organization and creation of local committees Pro-BAE, environmental education in costal and non-costal communities, and knowledge about quality sanitation.