The contested territories of Costa Rica: sustainable land management challenges in the neotropics

Evans, Simon H. (2006) The contested territories of Costa Rica: sustainable land management challenges in the neotropics. In: The Role of the State and Individual in Sustainable Land Management. Ashgate, Aldershot, UK, pp. 41-54. ISBN 9780754635130

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Abstract

This chapter investigates the complex processes associated with deforestation in the neotropics and discusses the challenges inherent in addressing forest loss within a sustainable development context. Utilizing Costa Rica as a case study, the chapter identifies a range of disparate pressures exerted upon forest resources in the Central American region and considers the efficacy of remedial methods employed to counter their destructive impacts. This task requires decision makers and land managers to adapt conventional land use structures to reflect sustainable motivations and local realities, allied to a strong political commitment on the part of both the international community and national governments to ensure that current pressures are not compounded by the lure of short-term economic advantage.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Faculty: ARCHIVED Lord Ashcroft International Business School (until September 2018)
Depositing User: Repository Admin
Date Deposited: 18 Aug 2011 09:18
Last Modified: 16 Mar 2022 13:26
URI: https://arro.anglia.ac.uk/id/eprint/140062

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