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Mariato Birthday Party 2014

Mariato district was founded on June 25, 2001. This is a short slideshow of Mariato’s birthday party June, 2014

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Victor & Victoria

Victor is a black vulture and so is Victoria. Here is a photo of this pretty pair: Victor’s parents lived on our land and raided our composting area on a regular basis. Everyday we throw out our organic waste near … Continue reading

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Animals in our reforested garden

Eric & Erica When you live in Panama and have a garden of about 8 hectares (20 acres) there are a number of animals you could keep. But we opted to not “keep” any, no cattle, no dog, no cat… … Continue reading

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Just back from Coiba

…and very happy!!! Our two night three day visit to Coiba was wonderful (yet again!). Everytime I get there, I realise again why UNESCO has designated this a world natural heritage site. The place is just wonderful. We spent moust … Continue reading

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Checking Dendrobates frogs for chytridiomycosis in the Western Azuero

You may have heard that many amphibians are threatened by a fungal disease. The fungus Batrachochitrium dendrobatis is linked to dramatic declines in populations of amphibians. It appears that the fungus has been around for a long time, but only … Continue reading

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Turtle laying Season in the Western Azuero

The turtle season is in full swing. Almost every day, turtles arrive at the beach of Malena to lay eggs and almost every day there are turtle hatchlings to be released. Five species of turtles lay their eggs at Malena … Continue reading

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Fish or Watch Whales off Azuero West Coast

The Pacific Coast of Panama offers some great fishing, especially at the southern edge of the Azuero peninsula and in the remote Darien. At both places, the continental shelf is narrow and nutrient-rich water from the deep mixes with the … Continue reading

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Mariato birthday party, western Azuero, Veraguas

Mariato is a very young district, on 25 June 2011 we celebrated the 10th anniversary of the district. This celebration was a typical Panamanian event with a parade through the district capital:  Many people were dressed in the traditional Panamanian … Continue reading

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