The Instituto Nacional de Biodiversidad is the national institute for biodiversity and conservation in Costa Rica. Created at the end of the 1980s, and despite having national status, it is a privately run institution that works closely with various government agencies, universities, business sector and other public and private entities inside and outside of the country. The goals of the institute are to complete an inventory of the natural heritage of Costa Rica, promote conservation and identify chemical compounds and genetic material present in living organisms that could be used by industries such as pharmaceuticals, cosmetics or others.
The institute has a collection of over three million insects representing tens of thousands of species all recorded in Atta, a computer database that contains all of the data such as exact location, date of collection, name of the collector and method of collection.
Official website http://www.inbio.ac.cr/en/
INBio Parque website http://www.inbioparque.com/en/
Phone +506 2507 8100
Address (Unnamed Road), Santa Rosa, Costa Rica
Coordinates 9°58'41.945" N -84°5'41.456" E