The Monteverde Cloud Forest, Draft #1-continued

This discussion topic submitted by Jessica Larson ( at 11:46 am on 3/16/02. Additions were last made on Wednesday, May 7, 2014.

oops! accidentally submitted before I finished. Here is the completed first submission.
I would like to talk about the Monteverde Cloud Forest and the issues it faces today. I have seen many articles within the past three years about the effects of deforestation and global warming on the cloud forest and its inhabitants, and I thought it would be interesting to learn about the cloud forest and its history, what living things inhabit the cloud forest, and what problems and challenges it faces today. My brief outline is as follows:

I. History (including human invlovement such as indigenous peoples and the Quaker settlers)

II. Inhabitants
A. Plants
B. Animals
C. Endangered/ Extinct Species

II. Environmental Issues
A. Deforestation around the Cloud Forest
B. Global warming
C. Ecotourism within the forest

Nadkarni, Nalini M. and Nathaniel T. Wheelwright (eds). Monteverde : Ecology and conservation of a tropical cloud forest. New York : Oxford University Press, 2000.

Collard, Sneed B., III. Monteverde: Science and Scientists in a Costa Rican Cloud Forest. 1997.

Menkhaus, Susan Lober and Douglas J. "International ecotourism and the valuation of tropical rainforests in Costa Rica". Journal of Environmental Management p. 1-10 May 1996.

Honey, Martha. "Paying the price of ecotourism". Americas p. 40-47 Nov 1994.

Wearing, Stephen and John Neil. Ecotourism : impacts, potentials, and possibilities. Oxford ; Boston : Butterworth-Heinemann, 1999.

Collard, Sneed III. Forest in the clouds. Watertown, MA : Charlesbridge, c2000.

Yoon, Carol. "Something Missing in Fragile Cloud Forest: The Clouds". The New York Times, November 20, 2001. Section F; Page 5; Column 2; Science Desk.

Brown, Paul. "Nature reserves begin to feel heat; Warming may make rare species move north". The Guardian (London), September 17, 1999, Pg. 11.

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