INBio’s Funds
   
  Financial overview
   
 

During fiscal year 2001, INBio received a total income of ¢2,051 million colones, and allocated ¢2,344 million colones to operations.

Below is a description of the INBio financial system, including sources and uses of income, as well as financial statements to December 31, 2001 and 2000.

   

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Sources of income
 
Income is derived from the following sources:
 

Bilateral agencies 24%
Amount in colones ¢490.5 million
Amount in US dollars $1.5 million
From: Norwegian Agency for Development (NORAD), Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA) and the Government of Holland (NEDA).

Foundations 4%
Amount in colones ¢79 million
Amount in US dollars $240,000
From: CRUSA Foundation

Conservation NGO«s 0.43%
Amount in colones ¢9 million
Amount in US dollars $27,000
From: Missouri Botanical Garden, Nature Conservancy.

Agreements with the private sector 5%
Amount in colones ¢103 million
Amount in US dollars $313,000
From: BTG, Hacienda La PacíficaŠECOS, Indena, Diversa, Phytera, Elly Lilly, Akkadix

International organizations 20%
Amount in colones ¢415 million
Amount in US dollars $1.2 million
From: World Bank, Inter-American Development Bank

Institutional income 39%
Amount in colones ¢805 million
Amount in US dollars $2.4 million
From: INBioparque, Editorial INBio, El Ojoche shop, Fundación de Parques Nacionales (Savegre), Restaurante Heliconias, interest earned on temporary investments and trust funds, earnings on exchange-rate differentials, consultant services and the like.

Research agreements 7%
Amount in colones ¢143 million
Amount in US dollars $435,000
From: University of Pennsylvania, Duke University, Guelph University, EARTH

Other sources 0.29%
Amount in colones ¢6 million
Amount in US dollars $18,000
From: transfers to MINAE. Monty Wood

   

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Use of funds
 
Operating expenditures accounted for a total of ¢2,344 million colones, allocated as follows:
 

Administrative support program 15%
Amount in colones ¢363 million
Amount in US dollars $1.1 million
T he purpose of this program is to establish a shared vision and thus move the institution toward fulfillment of its goals

.Inventory Program 21%
Amount in colones ¢504 million
Amount in US dollars $1.5 million
The objective of this program is to generate information on Costa Rican biodiversity, in a process that is led by national and local needs. It entails analyzing specimens and data on the natural history of spiders, insects, plants, mushrooms, lichens, mollusks and nematodes collected from different places around the country.

Biodiversity Prospecting Program 11%
Amount in colones ¢246 million
Amount in US dollars $748,000
This program is oriented toward generating technical and scientific knowledge on the potential uses of Costa Rica’s biodiversity. It is conducted by a highly participatory professional group whose focus is to ensure quality and continuous improvement.

Social Outreach Program 11%
Amount in colones ¢252 million
Amount in US dollars $765,000
The purpose of this program is to share knowledge about biodiversity with high-priority audiences, both local and international, contributing to a process known as “bioliteracy,” so as to promote awareness of the value, importance and sustainable use of biodiversity.

INBioparque process 18%
Amount in colones ¢434 million
Amount in US dollars $1.3 million
This process is geared toward offering an educational and recreational facility where diverse visitors can learn about and enjoy biodiversity, INBio and the national parks of Costa Rica.

Publishing and audiovisual production 3%
Amount in colones ¢62 million
Amount in US dollars $188,000
The publishing program fosters artistic and intellectual production on behalf of bioliteracy by publishing books, folders and other high-quality educational materials. The audiovisual program is designed to raise awareness and share knowledge with the general public on the importance of biodiversity, thus encouraging citizens to become involved in biodiversity conservation and management. Information is imparted through educational and scientific documentaries

.Information Management Program 6%
Amount in colones ¢149 million
Amount in US dollars $452,000
This program is developing software, infrastructure and a culture of information technology to maximize the effectiveness of activities to capture, manage, generate, package and disseminate information on biodiversity, especially at the level of species and ecosystems.

Special programs 2%
Amount in colones ¢50 million
Amount in US dollars $152,000
The most noteworthy program is the cooperation between INBio and the Guanacaste Conservation Area; other projects are also underway.

Conservation for Development Program 12%
Amount in colones ¢284 million
Amount in US dollars $862,000
Under this program, the knowledge generated and administered by INBio is introduced into processes for the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity, especially projects developed by the National System of Conservation Areas.

   
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