Photo: Red-Eyed Tree Frog

February 17th, 2009 by Smithsonian Journeys
Red-Eyed Tree Frog

A red-eyed tree frog. Photo: Lauren Wentz-Middleton

Despite its small size, Costa Rica boasts five percent of all known species in the world. The Smithsonian Tropical Resarch Institute studies frogs, turtles, and all species that contribute to the biodiversity of this remarkable slice of the world. STRI started as a small research station in 1923 and encourages its 38 staff scientists to pursue long-term investigations into global biodiversity.

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