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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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Parque Marino Las Baulas

Parque Marino Las Baulas

Conservation Lessons From a New National Park and From 45 Years of Conservation of Sea Turtles in Costa Rica

(p.194) Chapter 15 Parque Marino Las Baulas
Biodiversity Conservation in Costa Rica

James R. Spotila

Frank V. Paladino

University of California Press

This chapter examines the biology of sea turtles in the tropical dry forest beaches of Costa Rica. It first discusses the development of Parque Marino Las Baulas on the Guanacaste coast. It then describes the history of sea turtle conservation and examines its local, national, and international aspects. Finally, it presents lessons and recommendations for future conservation of sea turtles in Costa Rica.

Keywords:   sea turtles, tropical dry forest beaches, Costa Rica, Parque Marino Las Baulas, Guanacaste

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