International Exposition of Zaragoza 2008 - Expo 2008

Water and sustainable development

June 14, 2008 - September 14, 2008


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El Salvador

El Salvador at the Exhibition Expo Zaragoza 2008

© Philippe Lemaire

Through different interactive panels, visitors to the El Salvador stand will find different endangered species. Life on the brink of extinction. A journey through the different protected areas of a country with a high biodiversity, but very threatened. With the smallest land area, it is one of the nations with the largest population. It contains some of the most threatened ecosystems in the world; it has lost almost 92% of its forest cover, mainly due to the expansion of agriculture, with some areas reaching irreversible levels of degradation. This has significantly affected the flora and fauna. Species such as the jaguar and the scarlet macaw have become extinct in the country. Fortunately, conservation efforts are now being made in environmentally protected areas such as the National Park. El Imposible and Montecristo Park. All of this can be found in this exhibition space, where the visitor can get to know some of these species, thanks to the interactive screens that allow the viewer to enter a fascinating journey.

© Exposicion International Zaragoza 2008