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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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Watershed Ecology and Conservation

Watershed Ecology and Conservation

Hydrological Resources in the Northwest of Costa Rica

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(p.115) Chapter 9 Watershed Ecology and Conservation
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Biodiversity Conservation in Costa Rica
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Alfonso Mata

Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:10.1525/california/9780520223097.003.0009

This chapter is concerned with the hydrological resources in the dry forest of Guanacaste, northwest of Costa Rica. It describes the hydrological region of Guanacaste, including the estuarine, littoral, and terrestrial systems and watersheds that are connected by the fluvial system. It then analyzes the ecological importance of stream corridors and the human impact on the environment. It also offers recommendations for safeguarding hydrological resources and their associated biodiversity in Guanacaste.

Keywords:   hydrological resources, Guanacaste, watersheds, fluvial system, stream corridors

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