Excessive population growth is damaging natural monument Loma Isabel de Torres, Puerto Plata
PUERTO PLATA – . As time passes the broad foliage of trees and other species that characterized Mount Isabel de Torres has been lost gradually due to the construction of several developments and popular sectors in the same skirt of the hill .
This situation was reported by a citizen Hugo Orlando Martinez, who through the social network Facebook , expressed his wish to create awareness among the public and authorities for preserving this natural monument and stop the every day growth of rampant population growth that destroys the thick bisque that was a characteristic of Loma Isabel de Torres.
Martinez warns that if you do not put a stop to this dangerous ecological situation, then when the authorities and the citizens want to reconsider it will be late as several flora tree species have been disappearing around the natural monument, and that it was initially a protected area in the Dominican Republic created by Decree in 1966 during the government of then President Joaquin Balaguer.
According to research conducted by this writer , the decree effectively warren peak 607-66 Isabel de Torres, years later created a new decree marked with the number 1315 and dated August 11, 1983 , where he declared it emits Loma Isabel de Torres Reserva Natural Science , but was then assigned a Natural Monument and today is managed by local legislators who declared the Mountain a National Park.
This iconic mountain whose summit is the statue of Christ, and the second base of the tourist cable car, has a maximum height of 799 meters above sea level, but apparently there is no observation from the authorities to control disordered population that grows each day beyond the limits permitted within this monument.
Source: Puerto Plata Digital
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