Wetlands of Panama

Panama contains extensive areas of wetlands, including isolated high altitude systems within the Talamanca Cordillera, mangrove swamps of the coastal plain, and the extensive flooded forests of the Darién. Of these areas a number are offered protection through their status as nationally protected reserves. This includes five sites (as of spring 2011) covering approximately 1800 km2 which are recognized under the Ramsar convention as being of international importance. Signed in 1971, the Ramsar convention is an intergovernmental treaty that provides the framework for national action and international cooperation for the conservation and wise use of wetlands and their resources. The Ramsar Regional Centre for Training and Research on Wetlands in the Western Hemisphere [Centro Regional Ramsar para la Capacitacion e Investigacion sobre Humedales en el Hemisferio Occidental (CREHO)] is also based in Panama. http://www.creho.org/  

Ramsar Wetlands of Panama