Sinchi Amazonic Institute of Scientific Research

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Sinchi Amazonic Institute
of Scientific Research
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Agency overview
Formed 22 December 1993 (1993-12-22)
Preceding agency
  • Colombian Corporation for the Amazonic Araracuara
Jurisdiction Amazon Region of Colombia
Headquarters Avenida Vasquez Cobo
entre calles 15 y 16
Leticia, Amazonas, Colombia
Annual budget COP$6,975,782,709 (est. 2008)[1]
COP$9,062,00,000 (est. 2009)[2]
Agency executive
  • Luz Marina Mantilla Cárdenas, Director
Parent agency Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development
Website www.sinchi.org.co

The Sinchi Amazonic Institute of Scientific Research (Spanish: Instituto Amazónico de Investigaciones Científicas) is a non-profit research institute of the Government of Colombia charged with carrying out scientific investigations on matters relating to the Amazon Rainforest, the Amazon River and the Amazon Region of Colombia for its better understanding and protection. The word sinchi, is a word in Quechua that means "strong" or "fierce".

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Presupuesto Vigencia 2008" [Budget 2008] (PDF) (in Spanish). Instituto Amazónico de Investigaciones Científicas, SINCHI. Retrieved 24 August 2010. 
  2. ^ "Presupuesto Vigencia 2009" [Budget 2009] (PDF) (in Spanish). Instituto Amazónico de Investigaciones Científicas, SINCHI. Retrieved 24 August 2010.