Who we are
Panama recognised worldwide for its valuable shipping canal, is also known for its amazing bio-diversity, one of the richest in the world. Because of the region's poverty and deforestation activities, the beautiful landscapes and fascinating plant and animal life of Panama are being severely threatened.
Panama Wildlife Conservation is an organisation dedicated to the conservation of biodiversity, animal species and their habitat, through the collaboration with local residents and organisations in Panama.PWCC is a registered charity in England and Wales (1165769 ). Central to Panama Wildlife Conservation philosophy is to establish strong and long-term partnerships with small local yet energetic organisations in Panama to develop innovative conservation strategies.
What do we do?
Our conservation efforts are focused on 4 main categories:
- Promote scientific research and supporting the effectiveness of environmental protection.
- Create monitoring programs and work within the local communities to establish the main threats to the species and develop plans to protect them.
- Volunteer programmes. These will include groups of gap year students as well as mature volunteers who work on projects, which include data collection and support to on going conservation projects.
- Work with underprivileged families and local residents to promote sustainable rural development. Programs of alternative income generation and education in these communities will be developed. These programs will be designed to reduce the negative impact of human activities on forest arising through cattle farming, and land use change.