FUNDACION AVIFAUNA EUGENE EISENMANN

Protecting Panama’s Avifauna

PANAMA: AN INTERNATIONAL TREASURE

Panama has almost 1,000 species of birds. This incredible abundance and bird variety in such a small country (smaller than South Carolina), together with a rather small population (around 3 million people), a variety of natural habitats, and a good national park system, make Panama a land bridge for the bird migration that ravels annually from North America to South America

CRITICAL IMPORTANCE OF PANAMA'S TROPICAL FOREST

There is no other place in the world where a well preserved Tropical Forest can be  visited so easily. Panama has intelligently preserved the biggest possible extension in the Panama Canal watershed to assure permanent water supply for the Canal operations.

The practical benefits of this decision led us to another potential benefit, maybe as important as the former mentioned: to offer a very well preserved Tropical Forest to those who wish to learn from it.