Wildlife of Costa Rica
State and federal wildlife agencies
will work closely with city and county agencies, public land managers, federal and local land managers, land trusts and conservancies for protection of wildlife habitats by creating and implementing conservation plans. State and local agencies should provide for adequate water needs when planning regional water supply programs and should secure contracts for long-term wetland and instream flow management. Local, state and federal agencies should take better actions to eradicate or control invasive species as well as for preventing new introductions of invasive species. Local, state and federal agencies as well as nongovernmental conservation organizations, private landowners and public land managers should redesign or expand efforts for restoring and conserving riparian communities. Local, state, federal and tribal agencies, non-governmental agencies and private landowners should develop agricultural and rangeland programs and practices that would be beneficial to GCN species and key habitats. Local, state, federal wildlife agencies and land managers should be aware of the effects of global warming. Wildlife and natural resources conservation education should be encouraged and given greater priority by the state and federal governments. The state of California should strengthen its conservation capabilities as well as assisting with conservation efforts and programs that restore wildlife and habitat planned and implemented by local agencies and landowners. State and conservation organizations should work with the Department of Defense to plan wildlife habitat that will serve as buffer zones around military training grounds and bases. Land management agencies, local and county planners and permitting
agencies should strive to ensure that infrastructure development projects are planned so that they avoid interference with the GCN species and key habitats. Addressing habitat fragmentation and loss of key wildlife corridors should occur in each region of the state.