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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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The Policy Context for Conservation in Costa Rica

The Policy Context for Conservation in Costa Rica

Model or Muddle?

(p.299) Chapter 24 The Policy Context for Conservation in Costa Rica
Biodiversity Conservation in Costa Rica

Katrina Brandon

University of California Press

Costa Rica has been considered a leader in a wide array of policies and actions that supported natural resource management, conservation, and biodiversity. In this chapter, the policy context for conserving biodiversity in Costa Rica is discussed. It identifies the relevant contextual factors of scale, history, social forces, and other policies that have affected Costa Rican conservation. It also examines how conservation in Costa Rica is linked to larger debates concerning biodiversity conservation worldwide.

Keywords:   Costa Rica, natural resource management, conservation, biodiversity, policy context

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