About the Institute

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The Institute Headquarters building in April 1943 - Then known as the Tropical Forest Experiment Station.


The International Institute of Tropical Forestry (the Institute), headquartered in Río Piedras, Puerto Rico, is a research and technology transfer institute that is dedicated to advancing tropical forestry on insular, national, and international levels, and developing and exchanging knowledge critical to sustaining benefits of tropical forests and grasslands.

The Institute has been in continuous operation since its inception as the Tropical Forest Experiment Station in 1939.

  • Institute's History

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    Learn about the Intitute's founding and developement throughout the years.

  • Vision and Mission

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    For over 80 years the Institute has been a leader in research and conservation efforts in the Caribbean and the Globe.

  • People - All Employees

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    A directory of all the people that keep the Institute up and running.


Page last modified: 02/24/2022


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