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Conservation Landscape Assessment of Panama Bay, Panama

Conservation Landscape Assessment of Panama Bay, Panama

Panama Bay is one of the most important wintering and stopover areas for shorebirds in the western hemisphere. In 2015, Advanced Conservation Strategies conducted a Conservation Landscape Assessment of Panama Bay for the David & Lucile Packard Foundation. A research team, including natural scientists, social scientists, architects, and land use planners, conducted primary and secondary research, including stakeholder interviews across all sectors in Panama City. The goal was to assess the state of shorebird habitat protection in Panama Bay and how it fits into the larger landscape and dynamics surrounding the Panama City metropolitan area. Advanced Conservation Strategies also provided a series of broad, forward-looking recommendations to improve wetland and shorebird protection. 

Panama Bay Landscape Assessment

Panama Bay Landscape Assessment

ACS recently returned from Panama where we are conducting a Landscape Assessment of Panama Bay. The Bay is one of the most important wintering grounds for shorebirds in the western hemisphere. As Panama City continues to develop at a rapid pace, many challenges are emerging around striking a balance between development and the protection of the coastal habitats surrounding the city. As part of the David and Lucile Packard Foundation's Marine Birds Program, ACS is talking with all stakeholders in Panama City, across all sectors, to help better understand the dynamics around development and what solutions and strategies will help protect the important mangrove and mudflat habitats surrounding Panama City.