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Rain Forests / Costa Rica #112852

ABC Evening News for Friday, Nov 11, 1988
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(Studio: Ted Koppel) Report introduced.

(Monteverde rain forest, Costa Rica: Beth Nissen) New plan to save tropical rain forests featured; details given, scenes shown from animal life in Costa Rican rain forest. [Conservationist Jim CRISP - discusses unique life there.] Impact of deforestation of rain forests discussed; scenes shown. [Smithsonian Institution conservationist Thomas LOVEJOY - says problems must be solved by end of century.] Lovejoy's "debt-for-nature" plan outlined on screen. [Conservationist Dan. JANZEN - comments on this source of funding.] Agreement by Costa Rica to pay off part of its debt by funding reforestation projects noted. [Resident Carlos BONILLA - (thru translator) says he damaged nature for 60 years, but will now leave forest alone.] Forest scenes shown.

Koppel, Ted;
Nissen, Beth

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