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Along the coasts, primarily along the Pacific Coast where river mouths meet the ocean, you will find extensive mangrove forests and swamps. The mangroves of the Cocle province are well known as crustacean and salt factories, and there are also impressive mangroves along the islands of Bocas del Toro. Isla de Coiba on the Pacific side has drawn comparisons to the Galapagos Islands because of its fascinating ecosystems, and in fact, the entire island has been declared a National Park. indd 26 Over the last decade or so, Panama has taken great strides toward protecting its rich biodiversity.
Presence and, in particular, its control of the canal. S. highschool students in the Canal Zone raised the American flag at their school, igniting protests by Panamanian college students. The protests culminated in the deaths of more than two dozen Panamanians, an event that is now called “Día de los Mártires,” or Martyrs Day. S. had begun to consider transferring the canal to Panama. Arias was once again voted into power and after strong-arming the National Guard, he was deposed in a military coup led by Omar Torrijos Herrera, a colonel of the National Guard.
Gelabert Airport (PAC), which is more commonly referred to as Albrook Airport (& 315-0241). There is also direct service from San José, Costa Rica, to the David and Bocas del Toro airports (see chapters 9 and 10, respectively). Taca Airlines (see below) has service from Costa Rica, arriving at Tocumen. The following airlines serve Panama City from the United States, using the gateway cities listed. C.