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Watershed Ecology and Conservation

Alfonso Mata

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/9780520223097.003.0009
Watershed Ecology and Conservation

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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

Chapter.  6114 words. 

Subjects: Biodiversity and Conservation Biology

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