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BoB and Garzon's Book


Bob y Garzón, Against the Garbage Current is a wonderful book, that has a very special and necessary purpose for Panama: to create awareness among the population about the problem of pollution of rivers and seas and provide information on how to mitigate it through actions of all the citizens.

It is a beautifully illustrated 48-page book that tells the story of the characters BoB and Garzón who fight to prevent waste and plastic from reaching our mangroves and seas. BoB is a small floating barrier that was installed as an experiment in the Matías Hernández river and Garzón is a Panamanian heron, BoB's faithful companion, who flies up and down the river and tells BoB everything he sees.

The work is for sale to publicize the beautiful story of BoB and to support a campaign that seeks to donate books to public schools in the communities of the Juan Díaz River Basin. For every book sold, Marea Verde will donate a book to area schools. At the moment, the books can be purchased through @mareaverdepanama on InstaGram, Marea Verde Panama on Twitter and Facebook, or through

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