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26 wildland species use Panama “biological corridor”

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26 wildland species use Panama  “biological corridor”


Posted 22/05/2022

The giant anteater, the tapir, or the emblematic jaguar are some of the 26 species of wildland mammals that frequently use the "biological corridor" between the Panama Canal basin and the Portobelo and Chagres nature reserves, east of the country, according to a recent scientific study carried out by the Mammalian Society of Panama (Somapsa).

A biological corridor is a stretch of jungle that serves as a bridge to join larger areas of vegetation, such as the Portobelo and Chagres national parks, and that during a prolonged period of time the passage or presence of so many wild species has been recorded, speaks highly of the biodiversity that still lives in the Panamanian forests, says biologist Rafael Samudio, director of Somapsa.

Samudio and his team of scientists have been studying the upper Chagres biological corridor since 2017, supported by the photographic captures of some 80 motion-sensitive cameras, distributed throughout the biological corridor.


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