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Vivanco: Green Encounters - Chapter 05

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Buy and Download Description Before its dissolution in the mid 1990s, the San Gerardo Socio-Biotic Community Project was celebrated as a model integrated conservation and development project based on community participation. Designed and enthusiastically advertised as a joint undertaking between the Monteverde Conservation League and a settlement of cattle ranchers and small-scale farmers living in the Atlantic slope area of San Gerardo Arriba, the project's plan called for community members to develop organic agriculture and livestock production, produce clean power, support selective high-end ecotourism, and construct a biological station (Boll 2000). This would take place in an area of stunning natural beauty and biodiversity that, in spite of over forty years of campesino settlement, still sustained large areas of primary rain forest. According to project descriptions, "The purpose of the San Gerardo Project is to allow these people to live within the protected forest and make a living that is compatible with the rules of the Arenal-Monteverde Protected zone and the philosophy of the League concerning preservation and enhancement of the rain forest." As an MCL worker once earnestly told me: "This has to work, for it has global implications. We are dissolving the boundaries between parks and people." Before its dissolution in the mid 1990s, the San Gerardo Socio-Biotic Community Project was celebrated as a model integrated conservation and development project based on community participation. Designed and enthusiastically advertised as a joint
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