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Asociación Nacional para la Conservación de la Naturaleza
The Asociación Nacional para la Conservación de la Naturaleza (ANCON), a Panamanian non-profit conservation organization, has been working in Chagres and Soberania since 1986 under an agreement with Panama's Institute for Renewable Natural Resources (INRENARE). Their work includes park management, reforestation, environmental education, and extension activities. Buffer zone activities include agroforestry, community involvement, and ecotourism. ANCON is working to post the Reserve's boundaries, train and equip rangers, install infrastructure, and carry out biological inventories. Read more about Darién Biosphere Reserve...

Executive Director: Lenin Líder Sucre G.
Address: Cerro Ancon, Calle Fenters Edificio 153, Quarry Heights, Apartado 1387, Zona 1, República de Panama
Telephone: (507) 314-0060
Fax: (506) 314-0062
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Centro de Estudios y Accion Social Panameno (CEASPA)
CEASPA is a well established group traditionally dedicated to analyzing social and economic sectors and trends in Panama. CEASPA recently worked with GEF funds in San Lorenzo, a new protected area in the mouth of the north end of the Canal, to promote a co-management scheme for the park, financial sustainability mechanisms, and a participatory management plan.

Sociedad Nacional para el Desarrollo de Empresas y Áreas Rurales (SONDEAR) SONDEAR is a group with years of experience in the Canal watershed, mostly on gender issues, agricultural and conservation issues as they pertain to human well being.

Read more about Chagres/Panana Canal Watershed...

Read more about Panama...