Monthly Water Map n°6 - The Sixaola River Basin: A peripheral yet global hotspot for biodiversity and cultural heritage

The Sixaola river, serving as a border between the Republics of Costa Rica and Panama, is a cultural and biodiversity hotspot. However, despite its social and environmental richness, the basin is a peripheral and marginal region, a result of its remoteness from the capital cities and decades of limited public investment.

The Binational Commission for the Sixaola River Basin, created in 2009 in the framework of the 1992 bilateral Agreement on Cooperation for Border Development, has attempted to address this neglect by promoting a space for participatory multi-sectoral management of the basin.

The complete infographic is available below.