Despite development pressures, 20% of the Panama’s mangrove cover can be found in the Bay of Panama.
Alongside local partner, the Panama Audubon Society, National Audubon Society has been supporting the Aulas Verdes (or Green Classrooms in Spanish) Environmental Education program in Panama City for the last decade, today reaching 3,500 students annually. This yearlong education program provides weekly environmental programming on the importance of wetlands, using birds as a tool, to under-served communities living adjacent to mangrove habitat. A major aspect of the program is to take the students on field trips to see Panama Bay’s mangroves firsthand and for many of the students, it is the first time they will see a mangrove up close.
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