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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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Dispute over the Protection of the Environment in Costa Rica

Dispute over the Protection of the Environment in Costa Rica

ALTHOUGH THERE ARE many laws for the protection of the environment, there is also incongruity among them.

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(p.289) Chapter 23 Dispute over the Protection of the Environment in Costa Rica
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Biodiversity Conservation in Costa Rica
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Julio Alberto Bustos

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University of California Press
DOI:10.1525/california/9780520223097.003.0023

This chapter is concerned with incongruity among environmental laws, emphasizing how it hinders the cooperation between institutions and limit effective action on protection of the environment. It discusses complaints regarding the economic limitations of judicial power and the Ministry of Environment and Energy (MINAE). It highlights the factors that contribute to the ineffective system of environmental protection in Costa Rica: impunity of violators before environmental laws, MINAE's lack of enforcement of forestry management plans, and absence of educational campaigns in schools and for the general population.

Keywords:   environmental laws, judicial power, Ministry of Environment and Energy, MINAE, environmental protection, forestry management

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