Dispute over the Protection of the Environment in Costa Rica

Julio Alberto Bustos

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:
Dispute over the Protection of the Environment in Costa Rica

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This chapter is concerned with incongruity among environmental laws, emphasizing how it hinders the cooperation between institutions and limit effective action on protection of the environment. It discusses complaints regarding the economic limitations of judicial power and the Ministry of Environment and Energy (MINAE). It highlights the factors that contribute to the ineffective system of environmental protection in Costa Rica: impunity of violators before environmental laws, MINAE's lack of enforcement of forestry management plans, and absence of educational campaigns in schools and for the general population.

Keywords: environmental laws; judicial power; Ministry of Environment and Energy; MINAE; environmental protection; forestry management

Chapter.  5582 words. 

Subjects: Biodiversity and Conservation Biology

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