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Restoring the Tropical Forests of Guanacaste, Costa Rica - Product Details

Restoring the Tropical Forests of Guanacaste, Costa Rica
by William Allen

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Catalog #9452B, Green Phoenix

2001, 310 pages, six b/w plates, b/w illustrations, maps. Inspiring environmental success story in which Costa Rican and American scientists volunteers attempted to save tropical forests in northwestern Costa Rica. Despite the widely held belief that tropical forests, once lost, are lost forever, the team led by the dynamic Daniel Janzen from the University of Pennsylvania moved relentlessly ahead. Restoration was begun in an area cleared of forest cover by ranchers and small farmers, beginning with 39 square miles. By 2000, they had revived 463 square miles of land and 290 marine miles by taking many political, ecological, and social steps necessary for restoration. Today this region is known as the Guanacaste Conservation Area, a fabulously rich landscape of dry forest, cloud forest, and rain forest that gives life to some 235,000 species of plants and animals. It may be the greatest environmental success of our time, a prime example of how extensive devastation can be halted and reversed. Paperback; 6-1/8 x 9-1/4".

9452B Allen, Green Phoenix Restor.Trop.Rainfor, Paperback

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