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Orchid Discovered In Panama Named After Researcher

Orchid Discovered In Panama Named After Researcher

By Iqbal Pittalwala, University of California - Riverside 'Lophiaris silverarum' is known to grow only in central Panama One day about eight years ago, Katia Silvera, a postdoctoral scholar at the University of California, Riverside, and...

Latest Panama Stories

2014-04-05 20:20:04

PANAMA CITY, April 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Panama's Metro/Subway will open today, becoming the first Subway in Panama and Central America. Odebrecht was the leader responsible for the construction of Metro Line One of Panama, which has 13.7 kilometers, of which 7.5 would be underground, 4.9 elevated and 1.5 higher in trenches. "Our challenge was to not only meet the timelines, but to have the adequate manpower for this kind of project because it was the first time a Metro was being...

2014-03-27 08:38:29

MONTREAL, March 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - EXO U Inc. (TSX-V: EXO), a provider of an innovative software suite that enables businesses and educational institutions to securely manage their mobile workforces and students by delivering ubiquitous applications spanning desktop and mobile computing environments, announced today an expansion of its ongoing relationship with the Panamanian government. Specifically, EXO U will be providing its digital classroom solution to three additional entities...

2014-03-18 12:22:52

LONDON, March 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report: Solar Power Opportunities - Americas There are so many opportunities to invest in solar power around the World. But how do you decide where to invest? Which are the most attractive markets, both in terms of solar power fundamentals and the general business environment?This report, Solar Power Opportunities - Americas, provides a comparative framework for analysing the potential and...

2014-02-24 12:24:42

LONDON, Feb. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report:Global Packaged Water Report 2013Product SynopsisPublished by Canadean, the Global Packaged Water Report 2013 provides a detailed analysis of the packaged water market, with global, regional and individual country data including forecasts to 2016.Introduction and LandscapeWhy was the report written?The Global Packaged Water Report 2013 is an essential guide for anyone with an interest in...

2014-02-13 12:25:51

LONDON, Feb. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report:Global Sports Drinks Report 2013 Product SynopsisPublished by Canadean, the Global Sports Drinks Report 2013 provides a detailed analysis of the global sports drinks market with global, regional and individual country data including forecasts to 2016. Introduction and LandscapeWhy was the report written?The Global Sports Drinks Report 2013 is an essential guide for anyone with an...

Controlling Invasive Weeds Can Help Attempts At Reforestation In Panama
2014-01-28 14:53:12

Pensoft Publishers Saccharum spontaneum is an invasive grass that has spread extensively in disturbed areas throughout the Panama Canal watershed, where it has created a fire hazard and inhibited reforestation efforts. The weed originally believed to be originally from India, is perfectly adapted to the conditions in Panama and produces excessive amounts of biomass during the wet season, which impedes reforestation efforts. A new study published in the open access journal NeoBiota proposes...

2014-01-28 08:23:39

OXFORD, England, January 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Panama has now approved the next phase of evaluation for Oxitec's sterile mosquitoes as a novel tool to combat the dengue mosquito. The announcement comes weeks after Panama's Health Minister, Javier Diaz, declared that the country was experiencing a 'dengue epidemic'. Concern over Panama's growing number of cases has highlighted the need for new, more effective ways of controlling the dengue mosquito, Aedes aegypti,...

2014-01-27 12:25:12

LONDON, Jan. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report:Global Carbonates Report 2013Product SynopsisPublished by Canadean, the Global Carbonated Report 2013 provides a detailed analysis of the carbonated soft drinks market, with global, regional and individual country data including forecasts to 2016.Introduction and LandscapeWhy was the report written?The Global Carbonates Report 2013 is an essential guide for anyone with an interest in the...

2014-01-22 20:20:14

- Panamanian airline will begin service to Georgetown, Guyana; Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and Montreal; Canada, at mid-year PANAMA CITY, Jan. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Copa Airlines, subsidiary of Copa Holdings, S.A., {NYSE: CPA}, today announced growth plans for the first half of 2014, which include the launch of new direct flights from Panama to: Montreal; Canada, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and Georgetown, Guyana. In addition, Copa will add aircraft to its fleet, for a 10 percent growth in...

2014-01-09 16:22:40

TORONTO, Jan. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - The Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) is set to come into effect in the US in July of 2014 and is effectively a form of capital controls that will extremely limit the ability of Americans to internationalize their assets. For this reason, TDV Wealth Management, a subsidiary of TDV Media, has urgently organized the TDV Wealth Management Crisis Conference - the first of its kind to be held from February 5-9 in Panama. The conference...


Latest Panama Reference Libraries

Panamanian Night Monkey, Aotus zonalis
2014-04-11 13:07:14

The Panamanian night monkey (Aotus zonalis), also known as the Chocoan night monkey, is a species of night monkey that can be found in Panama and Chocó in Colombia and it is thought to be found in Costa Rica, although this cannot be confirmed. This species prefers to reside many habitats including coffee plantations and secondary forests. Although it is classified as a distinct species, it is thought that this monkey may be a subspecies of the gray-bellied night monkey. The Panamanian...

Donkey Dung Sea Cucumber, Holothuria mexicana
2013-01-28 09:53:01

Image Caption: Holothuria mexicana. Credit: Daniel Hershman / Wikipedia  (CC BY 2.0) The donkey dung sea cucumber (Holothuria mexicana) can be found in areas of the Caribbean, with a range that stretches into southern waters of Brazil. It prefers to reside in shallow waters between depths of about seven feet and sixty-six feet, in clear sandy areas located in mangroves, seagrass beds, and offshore reefs. This species can reach an average length of twenty inches. It dorsal skin is brown...

Geoffroy's Tamarin, Saguinus geoffroyi
2012-07-20 08:34:17

Geoffroy’s tamarin (Saguinus geoffroyi) is a small primate that is native to Colombia and Panama. Its other common names include the rufous-naped tamarin, the red-crested tamarin, and the Panamanian tamarin. It can be found in many different habitats including dry, moist, tropical, and secondary forests. In Panama, it occurs in the central and eastern regions, but is found less on the Atlantic coast. It can be found in Metropolitan Natural Park as well as an urban park with its Panama...

Boquete Rice Rat, Nephelomys devius
2012-07-11 21:03:36

The Boquete rice rat (Nephelomys devius), also known as the Talamancan Oryzomys, the Montane Rice Rat, and the Chiriqui Rice Rat, can be found in Costa Rica and western Panama. It prefers habitats within highland and cloud forest areas. Originally described in 1902 as Oryzomys devius, it was changed into a subspecies of Oryzomys albigularis in 1966, but quickly granted species status again shortly after this. Its classification changed once again in 2006, when members of the O. albigularis...

Central American Agouti, Dasyprocta punctate
2012-07-02 14:44:29

The Central American agouti (Dasyprocta punctate) is a species of rodent in the family Dasyproctidae. Its range extends from the Yucatan Peninsula and Chiapas in southern Mexico to Central America and from Columbia and northwestern Ecuador to western Venezuela. Populations of this agouti have been introduced into the Cayman Islands and Cuba. The Central American agouti typically weighs between 6.6 and 9.3 pounds, but its color varies slightly depending on location. In the main area of its...

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