Barro Colorado Island Part III

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The article discusses the early history of the Canal Zone Biological Area on Barro Colorado Island in the Panama Canal watershed. It details the financial troubles that the laboratory faced prior to its incorporation into the Smithsonian Institution.


  • Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI)
  • Barro Colorado Island Biological Laboratory


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

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




  • Funding
  • Natural History
  • Biology
  • Natural history


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

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