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Parque Marino Las Baulas

James R. Spotila and Frank V. Paladino

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/9780520223097.003.0015
Parque Marino Las Baulas

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This chapter examines the biology of sea turtles in the tropical dry forest beaches of Costa Rica. It first discusses the development of Parque Marino Las Baulas on the Guanacaste coast. It then describes the history of sea turtle conservation and examines its local, national, and international aspects. Finally, it presents lessons and recommendations for future conservation of sea turtles in Costa Rica.

Keywords: sea turtles; tropical dry forest beaches; Costa Rica; Parque Marino Las Baulas; Guanacaste

Chapter.  9227 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Biodiversity and Conservation Biology

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