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Costa Rica's Biodiversity

Snaring Birds for Research

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Snaring Birds for Research

Stanford University's Gretchen Daily removes a Buff-throated Saltator from a mist net. Daily and her team have been tracking the income potential of every insect eater and pollinator on the farms. She says integrating forests and agriculture not only preserves biodiversity, it adds to the farmers' bottom lines.