1) In the 1980’s Dr. Archie Carr III of the Caribbean Conservation Corporation and colleagues in the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) sought to reestablish a natural corridor through the range of the Florida Panther (South, Central and North America). This project became known as Paseo Pantera (Path of the Panther). The United States Aigency for International Development contributed funds to strengthen and expand the management of major protected areas in the region. As Central America’s natural resources were being degraded and more people plunged into poverty, attention was directed towards a more comprehensive regional project to address both conservation and development needs. The concept of a Mesoamerican Biological Corridor was endorsed by the region’s governments as an opportunity to reconcile the need for peace, environmental protection, and economic development. Source http://www.nadir.org/nadir/initiativ/agp/free/colombia/puebla/mesoamerican-corridor/
2) In 1990, the Wildlife Conservation Society launched a project called the Paseo Pantera (Spanish for “path of the panther”), a network of protected areas and wildlife corridors that became known as the Mesoamerica Biological Corridor (CBM) in 1997. The CBM aimed to balance human needs, sustainable development, and the conservation of some of the Earth’s greatest biodiversity. Though this project received multi-national support at the highest levels of government and several global institutions committed millions of dollars, its slow implementation and highly ambitious agenda concerned many conservationists. (http://www.wcs.org/new-and-noteworthy/wcs-is-paving-the-way-for-jaguars.aspx)
3. MONITORING THE MESOAMERICAN BIOLOGICAL CORRIDOR: A NASA/CCAD COOPERATIVE RESEARCH PROJECT, JUNE 2001 PDF
An article about Fundiccep’s activities in changing the route of the road between Boquete and Volcan
A link to RARE Conservation’s Project Pride.