More than half of the Costa Rican population lives in the Greater Metropolitan Area where the María Aguilar Interurban Biological Corridor (CBIMA) is located. CBIMA provides connectivity between landscapes, ecosystems, and habitats. This biological corridor is a space that, through the conservation of biodiversity, contributes to the well-being of all inhabitants
From this perspective, INTERLACE project, the Productive Landscapes Project of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), the Local Committee of CBIMA and the Municipalities of San José, La Unión, Curridabat, Alajuelita and Montes de Oca developed during the month of September 2021 a drawing contest as a strategy for raising awareness of children who live in the Corridor about the current state of the ecosystems of their community.
The contest revolved around 3 topics: the María Aguilar River, the parks in my community and the contact with nature makes me healthier. This contest is part of the work with the CBIMA communities that seeks to promote the active participation of all community members, without distinction of gender age, and other socio-economic conditions.