STRI Conservation Forum
Initiated in 2003, the STRI Conservation Forum brings together scientists, staff, fellows, and visitors who share an active interest in promoting environmental conservation. “Thinking globally but acting locally," the group members have focused their attention on Panamanian conservation issues. To date, the group has produced an extensive biogeographic analysis of protected areas in Panama, with recommendations for 15 new protected areas, which has been distributed to the country’s major political parties and natural-resource agencies. The group is also playing an active role in planning and developing the Courses for Environmental Decision-Makers in Panama.