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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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Is STRI an Ocean Conservation Organization?

Is STRI an Ocean Conservation Organization?

September 15, 2014

The mission of the Smithsonian in Panama is to understand the past, present and future of tropical biodiversity and its relevance to humankind through basic, scientific research...

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DOLPHINS IN SCHOOL

DOLPHINS IN SCHOOL

September 15, 2014

From the high banks of their schoolyard, pupils at Buena Esperanza elementary in Bocas Del Toro have a privileged view of the mangrove-surrounded quays of the archipelago...

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How isolated are the dolphins of Bocas Del Toro?

How isolated are the dolphins of Bocas Del Toro?

September 15, 2014

The first time Dalia Barragán pulls the trigger, you might think there’s something wrong with her rifle. Instead of a powerful bang, there comes a hollow pop...

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