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Panama’s BioMuseo Opens

Panama’s BioMuseo Opens

October 06, 2014

Panama’s President Juan Carlos Varela spoke at the inauguration of the country’s BioMuseo on Sept. 30 beneath scarlet, blue and yellow cantilevered roofs like wings of a scarlet macaw...

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Where do mother whales go?

Where do mother whales go?

October 06, 2014

Héctor Guzmán, holding a custom-made air rifle, scans the swells of Panama’s Las Perlas Archipelago...

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Scientists Discover New Poison Dart Frog Species in Donoso, Panama

Scientists Discover New Poison Dart Frog Species in Donoso, Panama

September 29, 2014

A bright orange poison dart frog with a unique call was discovered in Donoso, Panama, by researchers from the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute and the Universidad Autónoma de Chiriquí...

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Sustainable ranching gains foothold in Panama’s drought-prone zone

Sustainable ranching gains foothold in Panama’s drought-prone zone

September 29, 2014

When Smithsonian scientists from the Native Species Reforestation Project “PRORENA” asked Alcibiades Vergara to consider planting trees and shrubs on his ranch, the 70-year-old rancher scoffed...

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Increasing local capacity in agricultural landscapes

Increasing local capacity in agricultural landscapes

September 29, 2014

When Jacob Slusser finished his undergraduate degree in political science, he thought law school would follow. But then he came to Panama to serve as a Peace Corps volunteer for two years, working on native species reforestation projects...

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Smithsonian Scientists Discover Tropical Tree Microbiome in Panama

Smithsonian Scientists Discover Tropical Tree Microbiome in Panama

September 22, 2014

Human skin and gut microbes influence processes from digestion to disease resistance...

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SMITHSONIAN AMPHIBIAN RESCUE WINS €250,000 CONSERVATION PRIZE

SMITHSONIAN AMPHIBIAN RESCUE WINS €250,000 CONSERVATION PRIZE

September 22, 2014

The Smithsonian’s PARC project received €250,000 from Spain’s BBVA Foundation in honor of its outstanding work saving Panamanian frogs from a deadly fungus...

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GLOBAL PLANTS INITIATIVE RETURNS TO STRI

GLOBAL PLANTS INITIATIVE RETURNS TO STRI

September 22, 2014

The seventh annual meeting of the Global Plants Initiative will be held in Panama Sept. 22-26...

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How flexible are fringe-lipped bats?

How flexible are fringe-lipped bats?

September 22, 2014

When a crescendoing heavy guitar sample joins the rainforest’s nighttime soundscape, Inga Geipel is playing music for a fringelipped bat...

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News from Galeta Point Marine Laboratory

News from Galeta Point Marine Laboratory

September 17, 2014

News from Galeta Point Marine Laboratory...

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