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Introduction

Alfonso Mata and Jaime Echeverría

in Biodiversity Conservation in Costa Rica

Published by University of California Press

Published in print June 2004 | ISBN: 9780520223097
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520937772 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520223097.003.0001
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This introductory chapter is concerned with biodiversity conservation of the seasonal dry forest in the Chorotega Region in Costa Rica, focusing on the Tempisque River Basin (TRB) and the Nicoya Peninsula. It presents the region's physical, biological, and general environmental characteristics, as well as some anthrophogenic environmental effects.

Keywords: biodiversity; conservation; dry forest; Chorotega Region; Costa Rica; Tempisque River Basin; Nicoya Peninsula

Chapter.  5810 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Biodiversity and Conservation Biology

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