Protection of habitat critical to the resplendent quetzal, Pharomachrus mocinno, on private land bordering the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Costa Rica

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dc.contributor.advisor Mortensen, Charles O. en_US
dc.contributor.author Guindon, Carlos F. en_US
dc.coverage.spatial nccr--- en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-03T19:34:56Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-03T19:34:56Z
dc.date.created 1988 en_US
dc.date.issued 1988
dc.identifier LD2489.Z78 1988 .G85 en_US
dc.identifier.other MS G9641 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/handle/183710
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this study was to evaluate the potential for protecting critical resplendent quetzal habitat on private lands bordering the south-western edge of the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Costa Rica. First, a habitat analysis was made of 12 forest patches using a 10% strip method to obtain an importance value for the Lauraceae fed on by the resplendent quetzal. Second, a landowner survey was conducted using a structured interview questionnaire to determine landowner attitudes, and the possible factors influencing these attitudes, towards forested land, wildlife, the resplendent quetzal and potential habitat protection incentives. Significant differences were found between forest patch importance values for the Lauraceae suggesting that for conservation purposes careful forest patch selection is important. Most landowners were found to value their forested land more than their land under other uses and to favor technical forest management assistance over leasing. If funding can be made available there is a good chance that resplendent quetzal habitat can be adequately protected and managed through providing assistance to those landowners with the most critical forest patches.
dc.description.sponsorship Department of Natural Resources
dc.format.extent viii, 76 leaves : ill. ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Quetzals -- Costa Rica -- Habitat. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Landowners -- Costa Rica -- Attitudes. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Wildlife habitat improvement -- Costa Rica. en_US
dc.title Protection of habitat critical to the resplendent quetzal, Pharomachrus mocinno, on private land bordering the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Costa Rica en_US
dc.description.degree Thesis (M.S.)
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/539730 en_US


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