The Resource Development of protected areas : agriculture, conservation, and political decentralization in the La Amistad Pacific Conservation Area of Costa Rica, by Justin Thomas

Development of protected areas : agriculture, conservation, and political decentralization in the La Amistad Pacific Conservation Area of Costa Rica, by Justin Thomas

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Development of protected areas : agriculture, conservation, and political decentralization in the La Amistad Pacific Conservation Area of Costa Rica
Title
Development of protected areas
Title remainder
agriculture, conservation, and political decentralization in the La Amistad Pacific Conservation Area of Costa Rica
Statement of responsibility
by Justin Thomas
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
This study explores the possibilities for sustainable development at the interface of natural resource management, conservation, and agriculture in the La Amistad Pacific Conservation Area (ACLAP) in Costa Rica. I use ethnographic methods and archival research to develop a description of the history of regional development, the agricultural economy, and conservation across ACLAP. I draw on participant observation and interviews with farmers and members of community organizations to explore local perceptions of La Amistad International Park and the relationships between area residents and natural resource managers. I also use these data to asses the future of agriculture and the potential of community organizations partnering with larger national and transnational development agencies in working towards sustainable development of the region. In general, residents across the study location have a favorable view of the La Amistad International Park. Despite this positive view of the park, however, I also find important differences in local development histories, agricultural production systems, and relationships between communities and natural resource managers. The experiences of local development associations and other community organizations also varied by place, as did local agricultural production systems. Collaborations between community organizations and national government agencies, however, tended to be challenged by a lack of trust and understanding, and the success of interventions of development agencies across the region has been limited. Future efforts towards sustainable development of the region should take into account the local differences identified and address the concerns of farmers related to soil and water quality
Cataloging source
MUU
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Thomas, Justin
Degree
Ph.D.
Dissertation note
Dissertation
Dissertation year
2014.
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Granting institution
University of Missouri--Columbia
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
  • theses
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Rikoon, J. Sanford
Label
Development of protected areas : agriculture, conservation, and political decentralization in the La Amistad Pacific Conservation Area of Costa Rica, by Justin Thomas
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Publication
Note
  • "May 2014."
  • "A Dissertation presented to the Faculty of the Graduate School at the University of Missouri--Columbia In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree Doctor of Philosophy."
  • Dissertation Supervisor: Dr. Sandy Rikoon
  • Includes vita
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 208-222)
Carrier category
online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
905660623
Extent
1 online resource (3 files)
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
Illustrations (some color), maps (some color)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)905660623
Label
Development of protected areas : agriculture, conservation, and political decentralization in the La Amistad Pacific Conservation Area of Costa Rica, by Justin Thomas
Publication
Note
  • "May 2014."
  • "A Dissertation presented to the Faculty of the Graduate School at the University of Missouri--Columbia In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree Doctor of Philosophy."
  • Dissertation Supervisor: Dr. Sandy Rikoon
  • Includes vita
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 208-222)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
905660623
Extent
1 online resource (3 files)
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
Illustrations (some color), maps (some color)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)905660623

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