Barro Colorado Island, Part I

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The article describes the Barro Colorado Island, an island, technically known as the Canal Zone Biological Area, in the Panama Canal watershed area and home of the Barro Colorado Island Laboratory, now the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI). The article describes the island's vegetation, animals and people and discusses the Smithsonian's activities on the island.


  • Zetek, James b. 1886
  • Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI)
  • Barro Colorado Island Biological Laboratory


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The original article was published in the Panama Canal Review. It was republished in three parts in the Torch.

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The Smithsonian Torch (Contained within)

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Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520,




  • Rain forest ecology
  • Plants
  • Botany


  • Barro Colorado Nature Monument (Panama)
  • Panama
  • Barro Colorado Island (Panama)

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pp. 3-6

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