This got forwarded to me, in a roundabout way, from Chuck Phillips. It's a three-year-old article from the New York Times about Jay's last wife, Edwina and her efforts to preserve Panama's eco-diversity ...
EDWINA VON GAL, a garden designer based in East Hampton, N.Y., first saw Panama five years ago, while cruising down the Panama Canal on a yacht owned by Jean Pigozzi, an Italian investor. She and her husband, Jay Chiat, the co-founder of Chiat/Day, the advertising agency, were heading for Bahía Honda, a quiet bay where Mr. Pigozzi was buying thousands of acres. "I loved Bahía Honda," Ms. von Gal said. "But I had no plans to return."
The full link to the article is here.