Among the 10,000 species of plants found in Panama are about 1,200 varieties of orchids, 1,500 types of trees and 678 different ferns. The Smithsonian Institute of Tropical Research has been studying plants and wild life in Panama for over 80 years now and has established several major research centers there. The Institute’s research center in Isla Galeta in Colon is conducting valuable studies of mangrove habitats, coral formations and the 22 species of tropical birds found on this island. These studies assist the authorities in Panama in monitoring and preserving the Republic’s Caribbean coastline, which shelters diverse marine creatures……
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For anyone looking for the most extreme type of adventures within Panama, white water rafting is sure to be your first choice. If you are currently someone who travels the world searching for the best rapids or someone looking to experience this type of adventure for the first time, Panama offers many different levels of rafting to accommodate everyone. The Chiriqui Viejo is the world class white water rafting river you will have the pleasure of tackling which is located near the border of Panama and Costa Rica. Here you will find some of the best rapids in the world and you can choose from day trips or 2-day camping trips for your customized adventure.
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