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Monitoring Program: Forever Costa Rica Measures Workshop

Herrera, Bernal; Gordon, Doria

March 16 – 18, 2010, Santo Domingo de Heredia, Costa Rica

This workshop was intended to develop a monitoring program that will identify whether:

The MPA system is functional and conserving system-wide biodiversity

  • related to a national strategy of increasing representativeness
  • will require comparison across protected sites as well as with unprotected areas

The protected areas are effective in conserving the local biodiversity

  • local effectiveness measures should capture individual protected area objectives
  • needs to accommodate the different biodiversity and threats of the areas