Canal Zone Biological Area Authorization

Usage Conditions Apply
The Smithsonian Institution Archives welcomes personal and educational use of its collections unless otherwise noted. For commercial uses, please contact

Narrow Your Results


Filter Your Results

Smithsonian Secretaries Information

Close Browse records and papers of the Smithsonian Secretaries, from 1846 until today. Pre-set filters help narrow searches by individuals who have held that office.

Expeditions Information

Close Browse records and papers documenting scientific and collecting expeditions either affiliated with the Smithsonian, or with which Smithsonian researchers participated. Pre-set filters help narrow searches by geographic regions predominantly represented in expedition records.

Professional Societies Information

Close Browse records of professional societies closely associated with the Smithsonian, that focus on areas of scientific research and museum studies. Pre-set filters help narrow searches by major topics and disciplines.


Congressional report to accompany legislation, S. 817. The Committee on Merchant Marine and Fisheries reported favorably and recommended that bill (S. 817) be passed to amend the act of July 2, 1940. The purpose of the bill (S. 817) is to increase the annual limitation of funds authorized to be appropriated for the Canal Zone Biological Area (CZBA) from $350,000 to $750,000. The increase was necessary to maintain facilities and to accommodate growing level of research activity. Increased funds also needed to cover indirect costs associated with the administration of the CZBA, which before have not been charged under the authorization limitation.


  • United States Congress House
  • Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI)


Smithsonian Legal Documents

Legal document information

  • Title 48, Territories and Insular Possessions
  • Report - Congressional


Appendix attached, Agreement Pursuant to Article VI of the Convention on Nature Protection and Wildlife Preservation in the Western Hemisphere

Contained within

House of Representatives Report No. 96-405 (Book)

Contact information

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




  • Rain forest ecology
  • Amendments (Parliamentary practice)
  • Barro Colorado Island (Panama)


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


Report - Congressional

Physical description

Number of pages: 16; Page Numbers: 1-16

Full Record

View Full Record