Jul
13

July 13, 1992

The Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute receives a three-year grant for $75,000 from Citibank Corporation for support of a training program at the new Mpala Research Center in Kenya which was established on February 24, 1992.

Jul
10

July 10, 1980

The Naos Seawater System is inaugurated by Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute Director Dr. Ira Rubinoff, Panamanian President Dr. Aristides J. Royo Ruiz, Acting Smithsonian Secretary Phillip S. Hughes, and the Archbishop of Panama. The Naos Seawater System is a system of large tanks supplied with running seawater at the Pacific marine laboratory on Naos Island.… Continue reading July 10, 1980

May
24

Saving amphibians on the brink of extinction

Eight institutions, including the National Zoo and the Tropical Research Institute have formed a joint venture to save amphibians from the brink of extinction in the eastern region of Panama—an area rich with diverse amphibian species. Experts from the Zoo, STRI, Africam Safari Park, the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, Defenders of Wildlife, the Houston Zoo, Summit Municipal Park and the Zoo New England have pooled their expertise and resources to create the Panama Amphibian Rescue and Conservation Project.
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May
05

Elusive jaguar photographed for first time on Barro Colorado Island

Barro Colorado Island in Panama, home of the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute’s premier tropical biology field station, has been described as the best-studied piece of tropical real estate in the western hemisphere. Although the island has been a mecca for biologists for nearly 90 years, no one has ever photographed an elusive island visitor—the jaguar—until… Continue reading Elusive jaguar photographed for first time on Barro Colorado Island

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