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Loopholes in Conservation Laws Allow Logging in Costa Rican National Parks

LADB Article ID: 54829
Category/Department: Costa Rica
Date: 1998-03-12
By: Guest

Local residents and business owners in the Caribbean community of Tortuguero, whose mainstay is ecotourism, are outraged at legalized logging within what they believe to be national-park lands. However, it appears that 5,500 hectares of forest along the area's famous tree-lined canals were left out of a national-park expansion a few years ago.

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