What we do:

Como ayydarThe National Institute on Biodiversity (INBio), is a private, non-profit Costa Rican organization of public interest, that generates scientific knowledge on biological diversity of the country and places it at the disposal of the public, to promote its sustainable use and to improve the quality of life of the people.

INBio discovers an average of one new species every 2,5 days and they are represented in the taxonomic collections of the Institute. Carrying out more ample research in biodiversity will enrich our current knowledge and bring about the discovery of new species, new substances and agricultural practices.

The transfer of new knowledge, both locally and internationally, will promote the protection and conservation of biodiversity, besides ensuring that every citizen of the world values it.

Support our efforts to know everything around us better.


"... as a last resort, we only conserve what we love, we only love what we understand
and we only understand what we have been taught.”

Baba Dioum,
Senegalese Conservationist