12. Sloth Research in Costa Rica

12. Sloth Research in Costa Rica - Shade-grown Agriculture...

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Shade-grown Agriculture and Biodiversity Conservation in the Tropics : Sloth Research in Costa Rica
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Costa Rica’s Rainforests
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Loss of Tropical Rainforests in Costa Rica
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“…a citizen of Germany, Canada, or Japan affects the environment in other countries through his or her use of foods and other goods produced elsewhere. Fish eaten quietly at home…perhaps came from Alaskan waters, where its capture contributed to the population declines of sea lions, seals, and sea otters; the chocolate cake and coffee consumed at the end of a meal were made with cacao and coffee beans grown in plantations carved out of West Africa, Indonesia or Brazil.” Primack 2010. Essential of Conservation Biology, 5 th ed. Sinauer. MA
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Coffee can be grown under sunny or shady conditions Sun-grown coffee is more productive but provides less habitat for wildlife species. Requires heavy chemical fertilizer, herbicide, and pesticide inputs. Consumer Decisions and
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This note was uploaded on 12/17/2011 for the course ZOO 360 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '08 term at University of Wisconsin.

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