The San Juan La Selva (SJLS) Biological Corridor is one of a system of biological corridors in Costa Rica established in 1997 to connect forested areas within an increasingly fragmented landscape. The creation of the SJLS Biological Corridor arose from two complementary conservation efforts in the 1990s: 1) the larger Mesoamerican Corridor concept and 2) conservation of endangered Great Green Macaw (Ara ambiguus). The case study discusses the establishment of the corridor, management aspects, as well as the social issues affecting this corridor. Further points of discussion include payment for environmental services, and environmental legislation.
Protected Areas and Biodiversity Conservation II: Management and Effectiveness
Theme: Conservation Management
Keywords: conservation, endangered, management
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