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Vivanco: Green Encounters - Chapter 01

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Buy and Download Description Several weeks after he began a new job as a maintenance worker at a small cloud forest preserve in Monte Verde, Costa Rica, Manuel Azofeifa invited me to walk with him through the forest.1 During our walk, Manuel explained that as a career cattle rancher and dairy farmer he had paid relatively little attention to the establishment and expansion of forest preserves and the growing numbers of foreign tourists visiting this remote mountainous region in which he and his family have lived and farmed for over fifty years. He decided to work at this preserve not so much because he wanted a midlife change of career or to profit in the tourism economy, but out of a desire to support his son's high school, which had acquired the cloud forest preserve in 1995 to fund its daily operations. We carried machetes and our lunch, typical on long forest walks like this, but Manuel viewed this walk differently from others he had taken, and not simply because he had not been in this forest since it was formally protected in the late 1970s, or that he now worked here as an employee. The shift in Manuel's approach to this walk was reflected in the camera he carried, a small point-and-shoot that he said he rarely uses except for special occasions like parties or family trips. This was the first time he had taken a camera with him into a forest. Several weeks after he began a new job as a maintenance worker at a small cloud forest preserve in Monte Verde, Costa Rica, Manuel Azofeifa invited me to walk with him through the forest.1 During our walk, Manuel explained that as a career cattle
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