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Hummingbird on a stem, Costa Rica

Monteverde Cloud Forest, Costa Rica, November 2014. In spite of its small size, Costa Rica accounts for nearly 6 percent of the world’s biodiversity. Cloud forests like the one at Monteverde are crucial habitat for plants and animals, such as this colofrul hummingbird. Recent studies predict that cloud forests worldwide will diminish by 60 to 80 percent in the next 25 years as a result of climate change.

Costa Rica's Cloud Forests: A Biodiversity Hotspot

Copyright © 2019 Stephan Hardeman

Country Costa Rica
Topics Biodiversity, Natural Resource Management

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