Jaque, Darien, Panama

We are very excited to share this slideshow with you. It contains many pictures of people and places in Jaque, Darien, Panama that are near and dear to our heart. This is where we do the majority of our work and we hope that someday you can join us here!

Adopt a Turtle Nest!

Over the course of our time working in Darien, Panama, we have released thousands of baby turtles back to sea. Since the turtle eggs are a food source for the local people, we have set up an arrangement for turtle eggs to be collected, reburied in a protected area, and a fee paid so as to purchase chicken eggs instead. …

Sea Turtle Facts

Here are some interesting facts about Sea Turtles! -Turtles age back from the Triassic age, 200 million years ago. -Baby sea turtles circle their nest once after hatching before heading toward the ocean. -The leatherback turtle is the largest sea turtle at 6 and a half feet long and weighing up to 1,500 lb. -The soft shelled turtle uses it’s …

Darien Gap Projects

BAB has been working to create sustainable economic alternatives for the indigenous and refugee communities in the Darien Gap rainforest region that spans across the border of Panama and Colombia. These projects were initiated in 1994 in Choco, Colombia, until massacres in the town necessitated an exodus for a majority of the residents. Since then the project focus has been …

Meals on Heels

MEALS ON HEELS Elders Food Program: Many elders find themselves alone in Jaque when their children have gone off to Panama City to seek employment. Others have families who struggle to feed themselves and to put sufficient food in the mouths of their babies. Rather than ask you to adopt a particular elder, we ask you to adopt the project …

Sea Turtle Preservation

SEA TURTLE PRESERVATION PROJECT: More exciting news from Jaque! BAB Latin America Director Ana Maria Vasquez reports that we have successfully expanded our Turtle Preservation Program’s capacity from 150 to 250 nests. Our program pays local people to preserve and protect the nest sites and aid the little turtles in reaching the sea. The money allows folks to replace the …