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New Amphibian Rescue Lab in Panama

The Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute and the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute are working together as part of the Panama Amphibian Rescue and Conservation Project have opened a new safe haven for endangered amphibians. The state-of-the-art, $1.2 million amphibian center at STRI’s Gamboa field station is the largest amphibian conservation facility of its kind in the world. The new center expands on the capacity of the El Valle amphibian conservation center to implement a national strategy to conserve Panama’s amphibian biodiversity by creating captive assurance populations.


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  • TL

    This is great! As someone who has volunteered with PARC at the old location (Summit Zoo) I am ecstatic to see this upgrade completed and in operation as the changes were under way while I was there.

    Well done!