Local July 20, 2017 | 7:33 pm

Gov issued permits to exploit nature reserve: Environmentalists

Santo Domingo.- The Loma Miranda Defense Encampment on Thurs. accused Environment minister Francisco Domínguez of issuing permits to exploit the ” biodiversity-rich reserve.”

Encampment spokesman Ramon Castillo said they have evidence that Environment approved the construction of a road and the cutting of trees, for which they vowed action to defend the reserve. He didn’t specify what evidence, if any, they have.

A part of the Central Mountain Range, Loma Miranda is rich in plant and animal life and located 17 kilometers southeast of La Vega and close to Monseñor Noel province.

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