Oxford Brookes University Primate Conservation MSc graduate Pedro Mendez is working to save the Howler Monkeys of Panama's Azuero Peninsula. The approaching extinction of many of our closest living relatives - monkeys, apes and prosimians - and the destruction and loss of their habitats highlight the need to offset the effects of the current decline in natural resources.
Part of my husband's family is from Panama, and we've been talking about visiting Panama for several years now. Specifically, I would love love love to check out Boquete. Although I know it struggles, I've seen many beautiful pictures of it - and how can you not want to see a place that means "bouquet"? Seriously.