Draft #1 Arenal National Park, Corcovado National Park, & Cano Island Biological Res

This discussion topic submitted by Jennifer L. Jacquet (jenniferlinn@rocketmail.com) at 8:31 on 2/25/99. Additions were last made on Thursday, December 9, 1999.

I think that this report has value because we are visiting each of these three sites. It is important to have a knowledge of history, especially in the field of geology. I would like to give a brief overview of the park system in Costa Rica, and then focus mainly on Arenal, Corcovado, and Cano Island.

Arenal National Park, Corcovado National Park, and Cano Island Biological Reserve:

Past and Present Significance
I. An overview of the park system in Costa Rica
A. Date established
B. Amount of land set aside
C. Ecosystems protected and their included species
D. Ecotourism

II. Arenal National Park
A. Size
B. Arenal Volcano
1. Activity
2. Last erruption

III. Corcovado National Park
A. Overview
1. Size
2. Date founded
3. Longitude and latitude
4. Elevation
5. Rainfall
6. Mean temperature
B. History
1. First inhabitants
2. Gold rush
3. 1950's
4. 1970's
C. Present
1. Protection
2. Species and trees
D. Value
1. Quotes
2. Ecotourism
3. Trails and interesting sites
4. Advice to tourists

IV. Cano Island
A. History
1. Date founded, size, and location
2. Archeological indications
B. Present
1. Elevation
2. Ecosystem diversity
3. Lightning

Sources:

Beletsky, Les, THE ECOTRAVELER'S WILDLIFE GUIDE: COSTA RICA, Academic Press, New York, NY, 1998.
Glassman, Paul, COSTA RICA, Passport Press, Champlain, New York, 1988.
Hewitz, Stanley Robert, REGENERATION OF SELECTED TROPICAL TREE SPECIES IN CORCOVADO NATIONAL PARK COSTA RICA, University of California Press, Berkeley, CA, 1981.
Lara, Silvia, INSIDE COSTA RICA, Resource Center Press, Albuquerque, NM, 1995.

WWW Sources:
http://www.centralamerica.com/cr/parks/index.htm
http://www.worldheadquarters.com/cr/parks/html
http://www.ivd.com/cstrc37.html
http://www.dirla.com/costrica2_4htm#corcovado/canos isl bio res
http://www.costarica.tourism.com.cr/

(Let me know if you want a different sort of documentation for these internet sources) Thanks!

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