Investing in Mangroves today for a more resilient Panama tomorrow.
As one of Latin America’s fastest growing populations, Panama’s economy depends on nature. The communities within the Panama District rely on benefits provided by 11 ecosystem services, which contribute over $1.6 billion each year in critical ecosystem services from the surrounding watershed.
If the diverse ecosystems that provide these services to the people of Panama City are damaged or destroyed, we will need to build costly, less effective infrastructure in their place. We need to invest now in protecting the valuable natural assets that we already have.