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Biodiversity Conservation in Costa RicaLearning the Lessons in a Seasonal Dry Forest$
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Gordon Frankie

Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9780520223097

Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520223097.001.0001

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Introduction

Introduction

Chapter:
(p.1) Chapter 1 Introduction
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Biodiversity Conservation in Costa Rica
Author(s):

Alfonso Mata

Jaime Echeverría

Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:10.1525/california/9780520223097.003.0001

This introductory chapter is concerned with biodiversity conservation of the seasonal dry forest in the Chorotega Region in Costa Rica, focusing on the Tempisque River Basin (TRB) and the Nicoya Peninsula. It presents the region's physical, biological, and general environmental characteristics, as well as some anthrophogenic environmental effects.

Keywords:   biodiversity, conservation, dry forest, Chorotega Region, Costa Rica, Tempisque River Basin, Nicoya Peninsula

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