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Vivanco: Green Encounters - Chapter 08

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Buy and Download Description One of the easiest and most seductive ways to think about Monte Verde's encounter with environmentalism is in terms of its achievements and successes. They typically include, as Burlingame (2000: 372-3) observes, the sheer amount of formally protected lands (somewhere around twenty-nine thousand hectares in total); the use of local residents as unarmed guards; the creation of windbreaks and biological corridors to support birds and farmers; widespread environmental education for youths; the emergence of local organizations to meet new needs; the substantial contributions that international scientists and fundraisers have made; and the rise of ecotourism as a way to financially support protection efforts. Ecotourism in Monte Verde has thoroughly incorporated these examples into its narratives, so moving through Monte Verde tourist spaces tends to reinforce the idea that effective alliances can be created between local people and international activists to solve problems of environmental degradation. After a few days' visit, enchanted by the rugged beauty of the place, one could easily drive away from it with a sense that Monte Verde justifiably occupies one of the top positions in the pantheon of the world's most eco-friendly places. One of the easiest and most seductive ways to think about Monte Verde's encounter with environmentalism is in terms of its achievements and successes. They typically include, as Burlingame (2000: 372-3) observes, the sheer amount of formally prote
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