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Área De Conservación Guanacaste, Costa Rica

  • Vanda Claudino-Sales
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Part of the Coastal Research Library book series (COASTALRL, volume 28)

Abstract

The Área de Conservación Guanacaste contains land and sea in the Northwest of Costa Rica. The property extends from the shore of the Pacific to the lowland rainforests in the hinterland. The many forest types include a large tract of tropical dry forest, oak forests, and savannas, as well as extensive wetlands and numerous watercourses. The largely intact coastal-marine area has estuaries, seacliffs, dunes, and sandy and cobble beaches surrounding the mostly uninhabited islands and islets. It contains important natural habitats for the conservation of biological diversity, and expressive ecological processes in both its terrestrial and marine-coastal environments continue.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Vanda Claudino-Sales
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  1. 1.Federal University of Ceará StateFortalezaBrazil

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