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Project 7822: Bonyic hydroelectric project’s request for registration should be rejected

CDM: FORM FOR SUBMISSION OF “LETTER TO THE BOARD” (Version 01.1)

We welcome the decision by the Executive Board to review the request for registration of Project 7882: Bonyic Hydroelectric Project and respectfully request its rejection.

The Bonyic Hydroelectric Project is a 31.8 MW3 hydroelectric power plant currently being constructed (over 50% complete as of September 20134) on the Bonyic River, within the Bosque Protector Palo Seco Protected Area, in the Republic of Panama. The Bosque Protector Palo Seco is a buffer zone for the Talamanca Range-La Amistad Reserves/La Amistad National Park, which is a
World Heritage site and a protected area in Panama and Costa Rica. The affected area is also part of the traditional territories of the Naso indigenous people5.

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