Panama Mangroves Under Pressure

November 10, 2012 - 9:34 AM
In this photo taken Oct. 18, 2012, a mangrove forest hugs the coastline of Panama City. A multi-year boom in Central America’s fastest-growing economy has unleashed a wave of development along the Bay of Panama. Environmentalists warn that the construction threatens one of the world’s richest ecosystems and the habitat for as many as 2 million North American shorebirds. (AP Photo/Arnulfo Franco)