In the News: IGC Alumnus, Dr. Angie Estrada
May 31, 2023
IGC Alumnus, Dr. Angie Estrada was interviewed by Solangel Hurtado Mendoza for ELLAS Magazine about her position at Parque Municipal Summit in Panama. The park is celebrating it's 100th year and Dr. Estrada, the Park's Administrator, is the first women to hold this leadership position there.
Angie joined the IGC program with the intention to reinforce her involvement in strategic conservation planning in order to create an integrated recovery program that covers research, management, and community engagement. Her goals to establish a collaborative network that links research institutions and government agencies to more effectively promote species conservation in Panama and throughout the neo-tropics have now been realized through her leadership role at the Summit Municipal Park in Panama.
According to their website the Parque Municipal Summit was created in 1923 by the United States Department of Agriculture to study native plants from Panama and other parts of the tropics. In 1985 the Parque was returned to Panama. The Parque Municipal Summit is now a mixture of recreational space, botanical gardens, and wildlife rescue. The Park's goal is to become a center of education, conservation, and recreation that inspires awe, pride, and action to conserve Panama's biodiversity.