Panama Bay, Panama
Currently, there is a lack of government knowledge about environmental protection laws and a corresponding lack of governmental oversight. In addition, communities need better education and information that can help them better manage their resources. National Audubon Society, along with our partners, is working to reduce threats to the bay. Our main objectives are to educate local authorities, develop a scientific research program for monitoring shorebirds, encourage public support for protecting the bay, and strengthen the Panama Audubon Society. Through our efforts, we work to minimize negative impacts affecting the Bay of Panama and make the environment safer for birds, wildlife, and people.
Because of the essential stopover habitats that Panama Bay provides for migrating birds, as well as its vulnerability alongside the urban sprawl of nearby Panama City, it is essential that we take action to conserve this bay.
In conjunction with the Panama Audubon Society, Audubon is working to ensure protection of the Bay of Panama by developing new conservation plans. Our plan is to educate the next generation of environmental leaders in Panama by rolling out an environmental-education curriculum in local schools that focuses on shorebirds, biodiversity, ecosystem, and economic benefits associated with conservation. We are also working to build a culture of appreciation for shorebirds, mangroves, and the biodiversity heritage of Panama Bay through bird festivals and information that explains the importance of conserving the bay's wetlands.http://www.audubonmagazine.org/articles/conservation/fighting-protect-panama-bay
Read our latest update on Panama Bay: http://www.audubon.org/newsroom/press-releases/2013/audubon-victory-panama-bay