The following websites may be of interest. We cannot vouchsafe for all of them, your comments and additions to this list are welcome.


Capuchin in tree.


Centro Agronómico Tropical de Investigación y Enseñanza (CATIE) has a great book shop

CTFS Panama Watershed Tree Atlas

Vascular Plants of the Osa, Costa Rica

Tico Ethnobotanical Dictionary (Costa Rica)

Trees of Central America

Biota Panama (University of Panama blog)

STRI Digital Herbarium

STRI Trees of Sarigua National Park and the Dry Surrounding Areas

Tropical Forages: An Interactive Selection Tool


Terrestrial Animals

Sociedad Mastozoológica de Panamá (SOMASPA)

Birds and Mammals of the Western Slope of the Azuero Peninsula


Encyclopedia of Life

All the World’s Primates



Audubon International

Fundacion Avifauna Eugune Eisenmann


Marine Life

Fishes of the Eastern Pacificgreat resource about marine species of the Eastern Pacific ocean &  iPhone app from STRI

IATTC Achotines Tuna Laboratory and Forest

 IATTC Achotines Marine Special Reports

Forest Science

The Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute

The Center for Tropical Forest Systems

The Native Species Reforestation Project (PRORENA)

The Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation

Tropical Native Species Reforestation Information Clearinghouse

STRI Scientific Databases

Ecological Agro-forestry

Seeing Forests for the Trees and the Carbon: Mapping the World’s Forests in Three Dimensions

Tropical Forages – an interactive selection tool

Interactive Global Deforestation Map from the University of Maryland

Mapping the World’s Deforestation Over Time

Reforestation, Nurseries & Genetics Resources Group of the U.S. Forest Service 


Conservation and Environmental Law

The Nature Conservancy

Red de Reservas Naturales Privadas

International Network for Environmental Compliance and Enforcement (INECE)

CIAM Centro de Incidencia Ambiental


Sustainable Development

International Institute for Sustainable Development


International Institute for Environment and Development


Eco Tourism

Almanaque Azul (The Blue Almanac – Beaches and Coasts of Panama)

Responsible Travel

Lonely Planet Thorn Tree

Green Hotel Initiative


Azuero Culture

Azuero Panama

School For All Almanac

Sociology of Azuero Blog



Geology of Azuero Blog



The Lazy Man’s Farm – Permaculture farm in Penonemé

New Earth Panamá – The Official Online Farmer’s Market – an online market for organic products

Lo Tuyo e.V. and Lo Tuyo Delicias de Panamá – Non-profit organization and company based in Las Lajas focusing on organic production and elaboration

Finca Santa Marta S.A. – Organic farm in Santa Marta, selling products at twice weekly at farmer´s markets in Volcán and Boquete

Aboquete S.A. – Company offering biological control products for agricultural producers

Terrae Organic Bistro – Restaurant in Panama City offering organic dishes

Orgánica Store – Store in Panama City and Boquete selling local and imported organic products

Country Store and Café – Café and store in Panama City selling organic and natural products and dishes with organic ingredients

Rincón de la Biodiversidad – Organic farm in El Valle de Antón receiving visitors

Tierra Mía, Orgánicos – Organic farmer´s market in Panamá

Urban Gardening Panama (Jardines Urbanos) – Urban gardening movement in Panama City

El Mercadito Biológico – Store and café selling organic, natural products in Panama City

Super Gourmet – Store and café selling organic, natural products in Casco Viejo, Panama City and Bocas del Toro (including handmade organic chocolate from Caribbean Chocolate Company)

Symphony of the Soil – A 2014 award winning documentary about soil