Nature

Coíba is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and one of the most biodiverse regions on the planet

Located about an hour across the Gulf of Chiriqui by boat from Islas Secas, off Panama’s southern coast, the 503 sq km Coiba National Park is the biggest (appr. 500 square kilometers) island in Central America and the largest uninhabited island in all of Latin America. Together with the nearby mainland, the Bahia Honda area, it forms one …

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Panama is the first Central American country to ban single-use plastic bags

GREAT news! Panama became the first Central American nation to ban single-use plastic bags to try to curb pollution on its beaches and help tackle what the United Nations has identified as one of the world’s biggest environmental challenges. Under the ban, grocery stores, pharmacies, and retailers in Panama must stop using traditional polyethylene plastic …

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