The Isthmus of Panama is the only place like it on Earth – a bridge between two worlds. It's a critical throughway and vital rest stop for millions of birds, mammals and reptiles migrating between North and South America. The narrow corridor in Panama's Animal Highway provides a passageway for turkey vultures, leatherback turtles, jaguars, coyotes and countless shorebirds and songbirds, among many others. All rely on this exceptional 30-mile wide strip of land, which is now under threat from disappearing forests, rising sea levels and an ever-developing Panamanian infrastructure. In this film, scientists use state-of-the-art technology to track animal movements and explore the threats to conservation along this crowded and diverse thoroughfare.
Status: In Development
Runtime: 60 minutes
Panama's Animal Highway - Panama City - Netflix
Panama City (Spanish: Ciudad de Panamá; pronounced [sjuˈða(ð) ðe panaˈma]) is the capital and largest city of Panama. It has an urban population of 880,691, with over 1.5 million in its metropolitan area. The city is located at the Pacific entrance of the Panama Canal, in the province of Panama. The city is the political and administrative center of the country, as well as a hub for banking and commerce. The city of Panama was founded on August 15, 1519, by Spanish conquistador Pedro Arias Dávila. The city was the starting point for expeditions that conquered the Inca Empire in Peru. It was a stopover point on one of the most important trade routes in the American continent, leading to the fairs of Nombre de Dios and Portobelo, through which passed most of the gold and silver that Spain took from the Americas. On January 28, 1671, the original city (see Panamá Viejo) was destroyed by a fire when privateer Henry Morgan sacked and set fire to it. The city was formally reestablished two years later on January 21, 1673, on a peninsula located 8 km (5 miles) from the original settlement. The site of the previously devastated city is still in ruins.
Panama's Animal Highway - Panamá Viejo - Netflix
Panamá Viejo (“Old Panama”) is the name used for the architectural vestiges of the Monumental Historic Complex of the first Spanish city founded on the Pacific coast of the Americas by Pedro Arias de Avila on August 15, 1519. This city was the starting point for the expeditions that conquered the Inca Empire in Peru in 1532. It was a stopover point on one of the most important trade routes in the history of the American continent, leading to the famous fairs of Nombre de Dios and Portobelo, where most of the gold and silver that Spain took from the Americas passed through.
Panama's Animal Highway - References - Netflix