With rich Fauna
In Panama there are approximately 10,000 species of plants, 174 species of
coral, 317 species of mammals , 172 species of amphibians, 228 species of
reptiles, 930 species of birds, 190 species of marine fish, and more than 20,000
species of insects.
Panama is the ﬁfth country in the world with the
highest precipitation rate regarding its territorial
Panama has more than 1,000 islands between the
Caribbean and the Paciﬁc.
A rich and modern
With an average GDP growth above 8 %
between 2006 and 2012.
The Panama Canal,
one of the seven wonders
of the Modern World.
(2015 ﬁscal year revenues totaling $2.61 billion).
But there are certain
things that we deﬁnitely
need to improve
Panamanians need to understand that their
actions have consequences.
In 2013, 840,000 of the country’s
3.8 million people lacked 24-hour
access to water, 600,000 did not
have access to a potable supply,
and 30,000 relied on tank trucks
to deliver drinking water.
Streams have dried, and there are lots of animals dying.
In August last year there were more than 1,800 cattle
But, we still don’t take
care of our natural
Of the 110 thousand cubic meters of wood that are cut down each
year in Panama, at least 50 thousand cubic meters are deforested
illegally by networks of local dealers.
Recycling initiatives are slowly but surely
making their way into Panama’s society.
Public education is catching up to new technologies, but we
still have to modernize the institution, and its educators.
Central America's ﬁrst urban rail system, the Panama Metro, has
improved the quality of life of thousands of Panamanians that
can commute rapidly to Panama City and back.
we have a long way to go, but
We can’t forget that
we shape our own
‣We need to empower
that is the only way
to give them a fair
‣ Our public institutions should be governed by
performance standards, and professionals with strong
qualiﬁcations. We can’t have mediocre teams running
‣Healthy competition, and
high standards should be
inculcated early on,
because they encourage
individuals to push
themselves to greatness:
usually people aren’t
aware that they are capable