Panama

Photo Panama is a natural bridge connecting North and South America and known as one of the most biologically diverse areas of Central America. The country is bordered by Costa Rica to the northwest, Colombia to the southeast, the Caribbean Sea to the north and the Pacific Ocean to the south. The capital is Panama …

Panama Canal Links

Photo: Goddard Space Flight Center Links related to the Panama Canal The Panama Canal Expansion Program is the largest construction project undertaken in the waterway since its opening in 1914. Construction on the first-ever expansion began in 2007 at a total cost of US$5.2 billion. The project creates a new lane of traffic along the …

Panama Links

Panama Flag Links related to Panama presented in somewhat random fashion Headlines Entrevistamos a Ecocircuitos Panama – @TurismoFAADA @EcoCircuitos1 http://roadsandkingdoms.com/2015/the-madonna-of-the-ngabe GO Local in Panama: A visit to the Fish Market Frank Gehry’s First Latin American Project To Debut In Panama – Forbes Bio-Prospecting with Sloths in Panama The situation of indigenous peoples in Panama – …

Panama Canal

Photo: Eric Wienke, Canal Panama – Built across the Isthmus of Panama, the Panama Canal is 80 kilometers (50 miles) long and extends from the city of Colon on the Caribbean Sea to Panama City on the Pacific Ocean. Some of the best bird watching in the hemisphere occurs in the former Canal Zone along …

Tropical Ecosystems: Conversation with Yves Basset

Photo: Vince Smith, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Barro Colorado Island The Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI) in Panama is dedicated to understanding and studying the unique biodiversity of the tropics. STRI’s history began with the construction of the Panama Canal and the interest in surveying the flora and fauna of the area for the purpose …

40th Session of UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee

Poster Istanbul, Turkey hosted the 40th Session of UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee July 10-20, 2016. Hashtag: #40whc The World Heritage Committee examined proposals to inscribe 29 sites on UNESCO’s World Heritage List during its 40th session, which will be chaired by Ambassador Lale Ülker, General Director for Overseas Promotion and Cultural Affairs at the Turkish …

Historic Day for the Panama Canal (2016)

Panama – Today is the grand inauguration of the expanded Panama Canal. The crossing of the first cargo ship is transmitted live via YouTube. History in the making as the Cosco Shipping Panama passes through the new expanded canal. The Chinese vessel, set sail from the Greek port of Piraeus on June 11 and today crosses …