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Costa Rica2003-06-13 08:51:57sltimme


I enjoyed the article on Costa Rica and especially the photos of the heliconid, canna, and the morpho butterflies. Although much destruction is occurring throughout all of Latin America, Costa Rica does have one of the most aggressive preservation programs. Dan Jansen, a U.S. Biologist, has developed a plan, accepted by the Costa Rican government, to hire locals to manage the land, providing them employment and at the same time, teaching them to be good conservationists. They also see that the land has value other than for timber.
Updated: 2003-06-13 02:22:21