Agreement to grant the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute custodianship of Barro Colorado Nature Monument

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Summary

By exchange of notes Panama and the United States agree to grant the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI) custodianship of Barro Colorado Nature Monument (BCNM). STRI was granted sole responsibility to act on behalf of Panama and the United States for the purpose of scientific research and for the protection of BCNM as agreed upon in the Agreement Pursuant to Article VI of the Convention on Nature Protection and Wildlife Preservation in the Western Hemisphere signed Sept. 9, 1977. STRI is authorized to employ scientific and support staff. Custodianship is granted for an initial period of five years to be extended for addition five year periods.

Subject

  • Bunker, Ellsworth
  • Bethancourt, Romulo Escobar
  • Panama Canal Treaty
  • Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI)

Category

Smithsonian Legal Documents

Legal document information

  • 33 UST
  • Title 48, Territories and Insular Possessions
  • Exchange of Notes

Notes

Includes English and Spanish translations. This is exchange of notes is included as part of the Panama Canal Treaty of 1977. See Agreement Pursuant to Article VI of the Convention on Nature Protection and Wildlife Preservation in the Western Hemisphere for the designation of Nature Monument for Barro Colorado Island.

Contained within

U.S. Treaties and Other International Agreements, Vol. 33, Part 1 (Book)

Contact information

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

Date

  • 1981
  • 09/07/1977

Topic

  • Protected areas
  • Rain forest ecology
  • Field Stations
  • Panama Canal (Panama)
  • Ecology
  • Islands
  • Barro Colorado Island (Panama)
  • Nature conservation
  • Agreements
  • Natural resources

Place

  • United States
  • Panama

Form/Genre

Exchange of Notes

Physical description

Number of pages: 8; Page Numbers: 457-464

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