We litigates -pro bono- at the Supreme Court on behalf of communities, and the legal defense of land, rivers, coral reefs, oceans, mangroves and protected areas.
The Supreme Court (SC) ruled in CIAM’s favor, stating that Minera Panama Contract Law was un constitutional. Because of this ruling, the 6 billion dollar open-air mining project currently operates illegally.
The SC ruled in our favor provisionally prohibiting Mi Ambiente from using Coiba National Park funds for uses unrelated to its conservation.
The SC ruled in our favor provisionally suspending the Environmental Impact Assessment that would have permitted an airport with cement runway and access roads to be built inside Coiba National Park.
CIAM’s public outcry and sustained campaign impelled authorities to suspend public auctions of government owned forested areas within the Panama Canal watershed
We were pivotal in creating public awareness and promoting the creation of Isla Bona as a Wildlife Refuge.
The SC ruled in our favor provisionally suspending a Port in Isla Margarita, Colon. This billion-dollar project would damage coral formations and Mangroves, including those of Isla Galeta, a suntuary Marine Laboratory managed by STRI Marine Laboratory.
SC ruled in our favor in a Freedom of Information lawsuit against the Maritime Authority of Panama who was restricting access to key documents related marine concessions.