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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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Threats to the Conservation of Tropical Dry Forest in Costa Rica

Threats to the Conservation of Tropical Dry Forest in Costa Rica

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(p.266) Chapter 21 Threats to the Conservation of Tropical Dry Forest in Costa Rica
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Biodiversity Conservation in Costa Rica
Author(s):

Mauricio Quesada

Kathryn E. Stoner

Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:10.1525/california/9780520223097.003.0021

This chapter discusses factors that threaten the preservation of tropical dry forests in Costa Rica. These factors include the growth of the cattle industry, illegal logging, agricultural production, and increased tourism. The chapter also examines the management practices used by the Tempisque Conservation Area in Parque Nacional Palo Verde and Reserva Biológica Lomas Barbudal and their potential threat to conservation. It also presents some recommendations for future successful conservation of tropical dry forest.

Keywords:   tropical dry forests, cattle industry, illegal logging, agricultural production, tourism, Tempisque Conservation Area, Parque Nacional Palo Verde, Reserva Biológica Lomas Barbudal, conservation

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