Thursday, May 18, 2017 4 pm - 6 pm
Geology Corner Auditorium (Main Quad Building 320, Room 105)
Reception to Follow 

While deforestation in Latin America increased by 70% from 2000-2010, driven by agricultural expansion, Costa Rica was one of the few tropical countries where forests were growing back. This reversal is thanks, in part, to Costa Rica's Payment for Ecosystem Services (PES) Program, pioneered over 20 years ago. Many lessons can be learned from the Costa Rican example, to help guide potential similar programs in other countries.

The Boething Lecture Series, in honor of John and Susan Boething, addresses forests and the human predicament.

For more information, contact Michelle Valencia at

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