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Costa Rica's Biodiversity

Heat Protection

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Costa Rican FarmlandPasture LandsThick-billed EuphoniaAdemar Serrano AbarcaHanging Mist NetSnaring Birds for ResearchBananaquitHummingbirdRufous-Capped WarblerNight ForagerPineapplesHeat Protection

Heat Protection

Jennifer Monge manages the B Jimenez farm in northern Costa Rica. She says keeping half the land in forest provides a natural pest barrier as well as creates a cooler microclimate which protects the pineapples from heat waves and drought.