Kite Board World Cup in Panama

Punta Chame (Panama) – The Professional Kiteboard Riders Association (PKRA) and the Panamanian event production company Action Alliance announced that the first stop on the 2014 Kiteboard World Cup Tour will be held at Nitro City Resort in Punta Chame, Panama, from February 18 to 23, 2014.

For the first time, the PKRA World Cup of Kiteboarding will take place in Central America. More than 60 of the world’s best freestyle kiteboarders, from nearly 30 different countries, will be coming to compete in this highly anticipated event on the world-class beaches of Punta Chame.

Punta Chame (Panamá) – La Asociación Profesional de Kiteriders, conocida por sus siglas en inglés como la PKRA, y la compañía panameña de producción de eventos, Action Alliance, anunció que la primera Parada del Tour Mundial de Kiteboard 2014 se celebrará en Nitro City Resort en Punta Chame, Panamá, del 18 al 23 de Febrero de 2014.

Esta es la primera vez que la PKRA World Cup of Kiteboarding se ha organizado en América Central y donde más de 60 de los mejores kiteboarders del mundo de estilo libre, provenientes de casi 30 países diferentes, vienen a competir en este evento muy esperado en las playas de clase mundial de Punta Chame.

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25 years after extreme drought on BCI

from STRI

A new article by Kenneth Feeley from Florida International University, with STRI’s Stuart J. Davies, Rolando Perez and Stephen P. Hubbell and former staff scientist Robin B. Foster (now at the Field Museum, Chicago), was recently published as the cover article of the journal Ecology (April).

The article, entitled “Directional changes in the species composition of a tropical forest”, examines changes in the composition of tree species growing on Barro Colorado Island, Panama, R,P.
Feeley and colleagues show that over the past 25 years there has been a remarkably consistent and directional pattern of increasing abundances of drought-tolerant species at the expense of more drought-insensitive tree species. The cause(s) of this change remains uncertain, but the most likely culprits are either long-term changes in climate leading to reduced water availability (i.e., increasing temperatures and reduced rainfall), or alternatively the compositional changes may be the ongoing legacy of an extreme El Nino drought that occurred in the early 1980’s.

By investigating compositional changes, scientists increase not only their understanding of the ecology of tropical forests and their responses to large-scale disturbances, but also their ability to predict how future global change will impact some of the critical services provided by ecosystems as important as those of the Panama Canal watershed.
You may obtain the article from calderom@si.edu

Special rates on tours and adventures for UN climate delegates

EcoCircuitos Panama will be offering special tours and adventure packages for all participants on the preparatory meeting on Climate Change  (UNFCCC) next October in Panama City.soberania national park

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