Panama: The Imperiled Link in the Mesoamerican Biological Corridor


The Mesoamerican Biological Corridor is a geographic and political project that plays a crucial role in maintaining the biodiversity of the flora and fauna of the western hemisphere. In Panama, this corridor is increasingly threatened due to the country’s growing population and expansion into previously undisturbed environments. Government policy has not done enough to conserve Panama’s forests; instead, the strongest actors ensuring that Panama maintains its biodiversity while still promoting socio-economic growth are civil society groups.

By: Samuel Boehms

Published on February 23, 2020

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