Threats to the Conservation of Tropical Dry Forest in Costa Rica

Mauricio Quesada and Kathryn E. Stoner

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:
Threats to the Conservation of Tropical Dry Forest in Costa Rica

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This chapter discusses factors that threaten the preservation of tropical dry forests in Costa Rica. These factors include the growth of the cattle industry, illegal logging, agricultural production, and increased tourism. The chapter also examines the management practices used by the Tempisque Conservation Area in Parque Nacional Palo Verde and Reserva Biológica Lomas Barbudal and their potential threat to conservation. It also presents some recommendations for future successful conservation of tropical dry forest.

Keywords: tropical dry forests; cattle industry; illegal logging; agricultural production; tourism; Tempisque Conservation Area; Parque Nacional Palo Verde; Reserva Biológica Lomas Barbudal; conservation

Chapter.  8879 words. 

Subjects: Biodiversity and Conservation Biology

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