Conservation and Environmental Education in Rural Northwestern Costa Rica

Gordon W. Frankie and Vinson S. Bradleigh

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:
Conservation and Environmental Education in Rural Northwestern Costa Rica

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This chapter focuses on environmental education (EE) promoted at the Lomas Barbudal Biological Reserve, which lasted from 1986 through 1997. It describes the main outreach programs of Amigos de Lomas Barbudal, a nonprofit nongovernmental organization in Costa Rica. These programs include workshops on regional fire management, the training and development of local firefighters, and educational activities and projects that promoted fire prevention. The chapter also presents recommendations for future environmental education programs in rural communities.

Keywords: environmental education; Lomas Barbudal Biological Reserve; outreach programs; Amigos de Lomas Barbudal; fire management; fire prevention

Chapter.  5969 words. 

Subjects: Biodiversity and Conservation Biology

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