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The Policy Context for Conservation in Costa Rica

Katrina Brandon

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/9780520223097.003.0024
The Policy Context for Conservation in Costa Rica

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Costa Rica has been considered a leader in a wide array of policies and actions that supported natural resource management, conservation, and biodiversity. In this chapter, the policy context for conserving biodiversity in Costa Rica is discussed. It identifies the relevant contextual factors of scale, history, social forces, and other policies that have affected Costa Rican conservation. It also examines how conservation in Costa Rica is linked to larger debates concerning biodiversity conservation worldwide.

Keywords: Costa Rica; natural resource management; conservation; biodiversity; policy context

Chapter.  6761 words. 

Subjects: Biodiversity and Conservation Biology

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