Ministerio del Ambiente y los Recursos Naturales (MARENA), Nicaragua

Ministerio del Ambiente y los Recursos Naturales (MARENA), Nicaragua was established in 1979. Previously the Ministerio del Ambiente y los Recursos Naturales (MARENA), Nicaragua was known as Nicaraguan Institute of Natural Resources and the Environment (IRENA). The Ministerio del Ambiente y los Recursos Naturales (MARENA) or the Ministry of the environment and Natural Resources was founded by the Sandinistas of the Nicaraguan government. The main objectives of the Ministerio del Ambiente y los Recursos Naturales (MARENA) is to protect environment through extensive and intensive survey and researches.

The Ministerio del Ambiente y los Recursos Naturales (MARENA) conducts different surveys and projects to protect environment and keep them out of control from the hands of foreign institutions. The Ministerio del Ambiente y los Recursos Naturales (MARENA) was continuously receiving advice from the countries like Sweden, Norway, Denmark, France, Mexico, Cuba, United Nations, and France.

The activities performed by the Ministerio del Ambiente y los Recursos Naturales (MARENA) are as follows:
  • Control deforestation and increase reforestation
  • Control soil erosion
  • Create national parks
  • Protect wildlife
  • Balance environment
  • Pollution control
  • Ecological balance
  • Control water pollution

Through the surveys and researches the Ministerio del Ambiente y los Recursos Naturales (MARENA) found that most of the water bodies in Nicaragua was polluted because deposition of industrial wastage

To increase reforestation in Nicaragua, the Ministerio del Ambiente y los Recursos Naturales (MARENA) supervise several tree plantation projects and researches.

The Ministerio del Ambiente y los Recursos Naturales (MARENA) or Ministry of the Environment and Natural Resources gives emphasis on the use of natural resources and decrease pollution. The Ministerio del Ambiente y los Recursos Naturales (MARENA) plays an important role in the development of environment in Nicaragua.