Despite Conservation, Deforestation Still A Threat

The Monteverde cloud forest in the mountains of Costa Rica are still threatened by deforestation despite conservation efforts.
November 24, 2001, 5am PST | Abhijeet Chavan | @legalaidtech
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"The problem, scientists say, is deforestation, but not within Monteverde's vast network of reserves. Instead, in a new study in Science, researchers report evidence that deforestation in the lowlands is lifting the mountains' curtain of life-giving fog and mist out of the forest's reach, leaving more and more of what had been cloud forest without clouds."

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Published on Tuesday, November 20, 2001 in The New York Times
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