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Why Panama's Urban Development Is a Threat to Animals

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Why Panama's Urban Development Is a Threat to Animals

Short | 01:27

The Isthmus of Panama has witnessed some of the greatest movement of animal species in history. Today, rapid urbanization has accelerated deforestation and now threatens these same animals.

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    • 8:00pm
    Dec 13
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    • 11:00pm
    Dec 13
    • Tuesday
    • 10:00am
    Dec 19

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It's fall in Panama. Across the U.S., birds fly south for the winter, jaguars and coyotes navigate the jungle corridors, and sea turtles take over the beaches. This narrow isthmus is a vital pit stop for millions of migrating animals, but it's currently in danger. Development, pollution, and climate change threaten to disrupt this fragile throughway. Researchers are scrambling to address these challenges, using modern tracking devices to follow the animals and protect the millions that journey along this unique cross-continental passageway.

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