Inbio, the researchers' Eden
Photography by Patricio Estay - Text by Christine Durand
(Costa Rica)
Image ID: 007_50 - 58 photos
In Costa Rica, the tiny Central American country in a paradise of tropical forest, the protection of the natural heritage has become an avant-garde fight. Inside a unique organisation, the National Institute of Biodiversity (Institut National de Biodiversité, INBIO), nearly 200 men and women work to build the noblest of libraries on the knowledge of nature. Every day, these “Eden researchers” collect, identify and classify thousands of butterflies, beetles, spiders, shellfish, mollusks, plants, . . . on the wildest sites in the country, on land as well as at the bottom of the oceans. An incredible collection of more than 3 million specimens have already enriched the archives of knowledge, for present and future generations, for a new life balance between man and nature.  (More) ...
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