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Where the Dry Forest Feeds the Sea

José A. Vargas and 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/9780520223097.003.0010
Where the Dry Forest Feeds the Sea

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This chapter focuses on the Gulf of Nicoya estuary located in the northwestern part of the Pacific coast of Costa Rica. It discusses the main physical, chemical, and biological features of the estuary. It also discusses some control initiatives for the rational use and the protection of resources in the Gulf of Nicoya, including the reduction of habitat destruction, and control of pollution sources, and support for environmental education and ecological research.

Keywords: Gulf of Nicoya; Costa Rica; estuary; habitat destruction; pollution; environmental education; ecological research

Chapter.  6337 words. 

Subjects: Biodiversity and Conservation Biology

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