Community-Based Conservation in Costa Rica (draft)

This topic submitted by Whitney Johnson ( johnsow4@miamioh.edu) at 7:50 PM on 4/19/06.

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Tropical Field Courses -Western Program-Miami University


I Community Based Conservation
A. What is it?
B. Elements of CBC
1. Local communities
2. Government
3. NGOs
C. Issues of CBC

II CBC in Costa Rica
A. Who?
1. The Nature Conservancy
2. Conservation Int'l
3. Local organizations
B. Where is it be done?
C. How is it being done in CR?

III Pros and Cons of CBC
A. Why it works
B. Why it doesn't

IV Summary

McKean, Margaret. Success on the Commons: A Comparative Examination of Institutions for Common Property Resource Management. Journal of Theoretical Politics, vol 4(3): 247-281. 1992.

Takasaki, Yoshito and Bradford Barham. Amazonian Peasants, Rain Forest Use, and Income Generation: The Role of Wealth and Geographical Factors. Society and Natural Resources, vol 14, 291-308. 2001.

Vaughn, Christopher, Julie Gack, et al. The Effect of Environmental Education on Schoolchildren, Their Parents, and Community Members: A Study of Intergenerational and Intercommunity Learning. The Journal of Environmental Education, vol 34, No 3, 12-21. 2003.


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