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:
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:  &
Tranquilo Bay Eco Lodge
: Bocas del Toro, see:
Tropic Star Lodge, PiƱas Bay,World class Marlin fishing:
Whale Watching:

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Some Panama organizations, good places to network

Some Panama organizations, good places to network:

American Society of Panama:

Balboa Elks Lodge, La Boca Road: Lodge # 1414

Canadian ExPats in Panama:

InterNations:  See

Panama Historical Society (No website), email:

U.S. Navy League in Panama:

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 (should have a car to stay here & be familiarwith the area)
Balboa Inn B&B:Balboa 314-1520
Inn on the Canal B&B: LaBoca/Balboa, 314-0112
Esplenador Hotel, Banking District,
Av. Samuel Lewis y Calle Gerardo Ortega ( NULL) 
RESERVATION +507 209-9696
Front Desk 507 209-9600
**Hotel Las Vegas: El Cangrejo 507-300-2020
**Hotel Marbella: El Cangrejo, see 263-2220
**Hotel Milan: El Cangrejo, see 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:
**Torres de Alba ApartmentHotel, El Cangrejo see: email:
Veneto Wyndham Grand Hotel& Casino, El Cangrejo Tel #340-8888, reservation 340-8686 website:
**My favorites in Panama City, El Cangrego area, convenient to good shopping, casino, restaurants/cafes,supermarket, drug stores, etc.