Monday, February 4, 2013

At the Miraflores Locks

Nothing is more well-known about Panama than its iconic Canal... and nothing represents more the canal than its locks.  I admit that I often visit the locks, but last friday, we had the opportunity to share with the board and staff members of the National Audubon Society (NAS) a delightful night at the Visitors Center of the Miraflores Locks, in the Pacific side of the Panama Canal.
The Panama Canal Authority is in charge of HUGE projects in the canal, including of course the expansion program but also the improvement of the visitors centers.  At Miraflores, the visitor can have an exceptional view of the locks and the transiting ships.
A very important moment of the night was the signaling of the General Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) by and between NAS' president & CEO David Yarnold and Panama Audubon Society's president Darién Montañez, formalizing mutual collaboration to achieve common interest regarding conservation of key habitats for migratory birds, among other objectives.
We hope this MoU is a huge step for strengthening Panama Audubon and its conservation network, and all this under the great sight of the Panama Canal as background!

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