Friday, July 22, 2016

Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI) Tuesday afternoon seminar

Tuesday seminar July 26th, 2016 at the Earl S. Tupper Conference Center, Ancon:

Announcing the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI) Tuesday afternoon seminar July 26th, 2016 at 4:00 pm in the Earl S. Tupper auditorium:
Speaker:   Trevor Caughlin, School of Forest Resources & Conservation, University of Florida
Title:  Spatial models to promote forest landscape restoration in Panama’s Azuero Peninsula
Abstract:  Restoring forest to hundreds of millions of hectares of degraded land has become a centerpiece of international plans to sequester carbon and conserve biodiversity. Forest landscape restoration will require scaling up ecological knowledge of secondary succession from small-scale field studies to predict forest recovery rates in heterogeneous landscapes. We demonstrate spatial models for reforestation that link ecological field data with satellite imagery to predict barriers to forest succession at the landscape scale. Translating quantitative forecasts into spatially-targeted interventions for restoration will support target goals of reforesting millions of hectares of degraded land and help mitigate global climate change.


Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Eco/Nature/Birds/Fish Sites in Panama

Eco/Nature/Birds/Fish Sites:

Barro Colorado Island: Gatun Lake, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute,see:
 
Canopy Tower Bird watching: near Gamboa, see:
 
Eco Tours:
 
El Valle Butterfly House:  www.butterflyhavenpanama.com
 
Embera Village, see:
 
Gamboa Rain Forrest Resort: see:
 
Gamboa Ivan’s B&B:Birding Lodge (Bird Watching), see:
 
Panama Railroad, Though not eco itself, you will see a lot by ridingthe train. see:
 
Playa Venao: Azuero Peninsular, El Sitio beach & surf resort,see:
 
Smithsonian TropicalResearch Institute, Ancon, see:
 
Taboga Island: Located just south of the Pacific entrance to thecanal, about a 35 minute launch ride to the island from the Amador causeway.See: http://www.tabogaislandpanama.com/  &http://www.taboga.panamanow.com/
 
Tranquilo Bay Eco Lodge
: Bocas del Toro, see:
Tropic Star Lodge, PiƱas Bay,World class Marlin fishing: http://www.tropicstar.com/?source=navyleague
 
Whale Watching:

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Some Panama organizations, good places to network

Some Panama organizations, good places to network:

American Society of Panama: http://www.amsoc.org/

Balboa Elks Lodge, La Boca Road:  http://www.elks.org/lodges/contactus.cfm? Lodge # 1414

Canadian ExPats in Panama: http://www.internations.org/expats/members/panama/canadians

InterNations:  See https://www.internations.org/

Panama Historical Society (No website), email:  panamahistorical@gmail.com

U.S. Navy League in Panama: http://navyleaguepanama.org/

Monday, July 11, 2016

Panama Hotels & B&Bs in the Panama City & Old Canal Zone area

Panama Hotels & B&Bs in the Panama City & Old Canal Zone area:
Albrook Inn: Old U.S. Air Force base in the Visiting Offices' Quarters http://albrookinn.com (should have a car to stay here & be familiarwith the area)
Balboa Inn B&B:Balboa thorwald@thebalboainn.com 314-1520
http://www.thebalboainn.com/index.php
Inn on the Canal B&B: LaBoca/Balboa, franzWald@cwp.net.pa 314-0112
www.InnOnTheCanal.com
Esplenador Hotel, Banking District, http://www.esplendorpanama.com/site/home/en/the_hotel
Av. Samuel Lewis y Calle Gerardo Ortega ( NULL) 
RESERVATION +507 209-9696
Front Desk 507 209-9600 reservas@esplendorpanama.com
**Hotel Las Vegas: El Cangrejo
hotel@lasvegaspanama.com 507-300-2020
www.lasvegaspanama.com
**Hotel Marbella: El Cangrejo, see http://www.hmarbella.com/welcome.php 263-2220
**Hotel Milan: El Cangrejo, see http://www.frommers.com/destinations/panamacity/H56896.html hotelmilan@cwpanama.net263-6130 Fax 263-7723
Panama Vacation Quarters, Ancon Hill aka Quarry Heights site of the old U.S.military Southern Command. See: http://www.panamavacationquarters.com/rates.html
**Torres de Alba ApartmentHotel, El Cangrejo see: http://www.torresdealba.com.pa/english.htm email: alba@sinfo.net
Veneto Wyndham Grand Hotel& Casino, El Cangrejo Tel #340-8888, reservation 340-8686 website: www.vwgrand.com
**My favorites in Panama City, El Cangrego area, convenient to good shopping, casino, restaurants/cafes,supermarket, drug stores, etc.

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Panama organizations



Some Panama organizations:

U.S. Navy League in Panama: http://navyleaguepanama.org/

American Society of Panama: http://www.amsoc.org/

Balboa Elks Lodge, La Boca Road:  http://www.elks.org/lodges/contactus.cfm? Lodge # 1414


InterNations:  See https://www.internations.org/

Panama Historical Society (No website), email:  panamahistorical@gmail.com

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Rain & flooding in Panama

Rain & flooding in Panama close Tocumen airport for 30 minutes, see:

http://www.newsroompanama.com/news/panama/downpours-bring-floods-close-tocumen

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Alert from the U.S. Embassy in Panama

From the U.S. Embassy in Panama:

The U.S. Embassy in Panama alerts U.S. citizens that protestors have completely closed via Transistmica near the University of Panama in Panama City. Clashes between protestors and police are reported. Expect heavy traffic delays in the area.
For up-to-date information on security, Americans traveling abroad should regularly monitor the Department’s Internet web site at http://travel.state.gov. Further information on safety and security can also be obtained by calling 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada or on a regular toll line at 1-202-501-4444. These numbers are available from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).