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Signatura:Biblioteca OET: NBINA-11082.
Autor: Janzen, Daniel H; Dirzo, Rodolfo; Green, Gina C; Romero-Gutiérrez, Juan Carlos; Stiles, F. Gary; Vega, Gerardo; Wilson, Don E.
Dirección: University of Pennsylvania, Department of Biology, Philadelphia, PA 19104, US E-mail: djanzen@sas.upenn.edu.
Título: Corcovado National Park: a perturbed rainforest ecosystem. Parque Nacional Corcovado: un disturbado ecosistema de bosque lluvioso.
P.imprenta: 81 p. Año 1985.
Notas: (A report to the World Wildlife Fund).
Descriptores: CONSERVATION; PROTECTED AREAS; NATIONAL PARKS; GOLD; MINERALS; MINING ACTIVITY; LAND USE; ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT; BIODIVERSITY; WATER POLLUTION; HUNTING; ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION; ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT; ILLEGAL OCCUPANTS; TERRESTRIAL HABITATS; AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS.
COSTA RICA; CENTRAL AMERICA.
RIO SIRENA; RIO CLARO; QUEBRADA CAMARONAL; PARQUE NACIONAL CORCOVADO; AREA DE CONSERVACION OSA.
Resumen: We reluctantly summarize this report below. Why reluctantly? Because we feel that much of the problem in Corcovado stems from the very human desire to want to condense a complex problem into a few simple policy statements, thereby ignoring the operational details that truly make the difference between a success and a failure in planning and predicting the behavior of a complex system. Evict the gold miners, yes. But the details of how it is to be done are the real story. Declare a state of emergency for the Park Service, yes. But whether eviction succeeds depends not on its declaration but rather what one does with the resources thus made available. Do the gold miners damage the Park? Yes, but not within the details of their understanding of either a national park or the word "damage". Discuss Corcovado, yes. But recognize that it is only a specific case of the general challenge to the entire park system, and therefore details well beyond Corcovado need to be discussed
Compiled by: Organization for Tropical Studies


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