Park Location Affects Forest Protection: Land Characteristics Cause Differences in Park Impacts across Costa Rica

@inproceedings{Pfaff2009ParkLA,
  title={Park Location Affects Forest Protection: Land Characteristics Cause Differences in Park Impacts across Costa Rica},
  author={A Pfaff and Juan Andres Robalino and G. Arturo Sanchez-Azofeifa and Kwaw Senyi Andam and Paul J Ferraro},
  year={2009}
}
To support conservation planning, we ask whether a park’s impact on deforestation rates varies with observable land characteristics that planners could use to prioritize sites. Using matching methods to address bias from non-random location, we find deforestation impacts vary greatly due to park lands’ characteristics. Avoided deforestation is greater if parks are closer to the capital city, in sites closer to national roads, and on lower slopes. In allocating scarce conservation resources… CONTINUE READING

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