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
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.
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 Ricas biodiversity. It is conducted
by a highly participatory professional group whose focus is to ensure
quality and continuous improvement.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.