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    Study Reveals 559 Plant and Animal Species on Sixaola Conservation Lands

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    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) – The Nature Conservancy (TNC) conducted an inventory of biodiversity in Sixaola farms, owned by the National Banana Corporation (Corbana) which analyzed plants, mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibians.

    They found: 164 species of plants, 158 species of ferns, 51 species of mammals, 141 species of birds, 25 species of reptiles and 20 species of amphibians.

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    Part of Agroforestry lands are preserved through thanks to payment for environmental services, a pioneering system driven in Costa Rica, which provides the owners with payment for allocating an area of ​​their land for conservation; an economic incentive.

    Each hectare of Sixaola Agroforestry is a natural filter that helps capture two hundred thousand tons of carbon dioxide that counteracts the harmful effects of factories and cars.

    Corbana general manager, Jorge Sauma, said the banana industry in Costa Rica is internationally recognized for its unique model of social and environmental management, which has joined forces to protect the biodiversity of the flora and fauna of our country.

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN)

    San Jose, Costa Rica

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