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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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Where the Dry Forest Feeds the Sea

Where the Dry Forest Feeds the Sea

The Gulf of Nicoya Estuary

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(p.126) Chapter 10 Where the Dry Forest Feeds the Sea
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Biodiversity Conservation in Costa Rica
Author(s):

José A. Vargas

Alfonso Mata

Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:10.1525/california/9780520223097.003.0010

This chapter focuses on the Gulf of Nicoya estuary located in the northwestern part of the Pacific coast of Costa Rica. It discusses the main physical, chemical, and biological features of the estuary. It also discusses some control initiatives for the rational use and the protection of resources in the Gulf of Nicoya, including the reduction of habitat destruction, and control of pollution sources, and support for environmental education and ecological research.

Keywords:   Gulf of Nicoya, Costa Rica, estuary, habitat destruction, pollution, environmental education, ecological research

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