Área De Conservación Guanacaste, Costa Rica

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


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.


  1. Campos FA, Fedigan LM (2009) Behavioral adaptions to heat stress and water scarcity in white-faced capuchins (Cebus Capucinus) in Santa Rosa National Park, Costa Rica. Am J Phys Anthropol 138(1):101–111CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  2. Colette A (2009) Case studies on climate changes and world heritage. United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) World Heritage Center, ParisGoogle Scholar
  3. Costa Rica Tourism Board (2016) Accessed 16 Jan 2016
  4. Janzen DH (1988) Guanacaste National Park: tropical ecological and biocultural restoration. In: Cairns JJ (ed) Rehabilitating damaged ecosystems, vol II. CRC Press, Boca RatonGoogle Scholar
  5. Janzen DH (1996) On the importance of systematic biology in biodiversity development. ASC Newsletter 24:23–28Google Scholar
  6. Osipova E, Shadie P, Zwahlen C, Osti M, Shi Y, Kormos C, Bertzky B, Murai M, Van Merm R, Badman T (2017) IUCN world heritage outlook 2: a conservation assessment of all natural world heritage sites. IUCN, GlandCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  7. Servicio de Parques Nacionales (1995) Parque Nacional Santa Rosa Accessed 17 Jan 2016
  8. SINAC (Sistema Nacional de Áreas de Conservación) (2012) Área de Conservación Guanacaste. http://wwwsinacgocr/AC/ACG. Accessed 17 Jan 2016
  9. UNEP/WCMC (United Nations Environment Programme/World Conservation Monitoring Centre) (2003) Area de Conservación Guanacaste, Costa Rica. Report, Cambridge, EnglandGoogle Scholar
  10. UNESCO WHC (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization World Heritage Centre) (2016) Area de Conservación Guanacaste. http://whcunescoorg/en/list/928. Accessed 17 Jan 2016

Copyright information

© Springer Nature B.V. 2019

Authors and Affiliations

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

Personalised recommendations