New Butterfly Species Named after Country

October 29, 2004

Leila de Pacheco with a framed picture ofthe butterfly, in a symbolic gesture “tothank the country for all the support it hasprovided during our 15 years of existence,”said Rodrigo Gámez, INBio president.Carlos Manuel Rodríguez, Minister ofthe Environment and Energy, FernandoGutiérrez, Minister of Science andTechnology, and several members ofCongress attended the event.The celebration included a series oflectures by prominent figures in the worldof natural science, including JoanneDiCosimo, head of the Canadian Museumof Natural History and YolandaKakabadse, president of the WorldConservation Union.INBio says it discovers, on average,one new species every three days.One of INBio’s principal achievementsis the creation of a Costa Ricanbiodiversity inventory, including morethan 3 million species. It is available onthe INBio Web page: www.inbio.ac.cr.In addition, it operates a nature parkand education center INBio Parque,which has welcomed nearly 400,000visitors since it opened in 2000.

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