Prospects for <i>Circa Situm</i> Tree Conservation in Mesoamerican Dry-Forest Agro-Ecosystems

David H. Boshier, James E. Gordon and Adrian J. Barrance

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:
Prospects for Circa Situm Tree Conservation in Mesoamerican Dry-Forest Agro-Ecosystems

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This chapter discusses the role circa situm (farmer-based conservation) approaches play in conserving valuable tree species in dry forest agro-ecosystems in Mesoamerica. These approaches have been used to distinguish the very different circumstances of conservation within altered agricultural landscapes outside natural habitats but within a species' native geographical range. The chapter also considers the conditions and for what species circa situm approaches will prove effective and how it might be implemented.

Keywords: circa situm; farmer-based conservation; agro-ecosystems; Mesoamerica; agricultural landscapes

Chapter.  9135 words. 

Subjects: Biodiversity and Conservation Biology

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