Poás Volcano pp 309-317 | Cite as

Poás Volcano Biodiversity

  • Frank GonzálezEmail author
  • Carolina Seas
  • Zaidett Barrientos
  • Sergio Gabriel Quesada-Acuña
  • Raúl Alberto Mora Amador
Part of the Active Volcanoes of the World book series (AVOLCAN)


Stablished in 1971, Poás Volcano was the first Costa Rica National Park. Rich in biodiversity and landscapes due to the physiognomic characteristics and its outstanding attraction it has as an active volcano, Poás is the main protected area of the country and the Central American region in terms of touristic visitation. As protected area it is also important its contribution to the preservation of the Cordillera Volcánica Central native forest and the role that forest coverage plays, in the generation of water for human consumption.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Frank González
    • 1
    Email author
  • Carolina Seas
    • 1
  • Zaidett Barrientos
    • 1
  • Sergio Gabriel Quesada-Acuña
    • 1
  • Raúl Alberto Mora Amador
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratorio de Ecología UrbanaVicerrectoría de Investigación, Universidad Estatal a Distancia (UNED)San JoséCosta Rica

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