Barro Colorado Island is located in the middle of the Panama Canal, in the man-made Gatun Lake. This piece of land became an island when the Chagres River was blocked to develop the water reserve.
STRI (Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute) studies the rainforest ecosystems and has a permanent residence on the island. Since the islands natural ecosystem is barely altered by the humans, this island has undergone fantastic studies since 8 years due to its great variety of biodiversity. Continue reading