Intergrated Look At Los Santos Region

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Intergrated Look At Los Santos Region

  1. 1. 2009 “ An integrated look at Los Santos Region”
  2. 2. Capital: San José Area: 51 100 Km² Administrative division: 7 Provinces 81 Counties 470 Districts About Costa Rica
  3. 3. Population: 4,5 million people (Los Santos Region: 36 000 people) Language: Spanish Religion: Catholic (80 %) With freedom to choose their beliefs Population
  4. 4. Climate: Tropical weather (rainy and dry season well define) Highest altitute: Chirripó National Park , Cordillera de Talamanca ( 3.820 meters avobe sea level) Tropical conditions
  5. 5. Located in San José Province, Central Pacific of Costa Rica This zone is located 65 kilometers from the capital city Los Santos Region
  6. 8. <ul><li>Elevation : </li></ul><ul><li>900-2450 m.s.n.m </li></ul><ul><li>Average temperature: </li></ul><ul><li>18-25° Celsius </li></ul><ul><li>Rainfall average: </li></ul><ul><li>2 500 mm/year </li></ul>Climate Conditions
  7. 9. Area: 400 Km²              Population: 7 027 people Dota County
  8. 10. Tarrazú County Area: 298 Km² Population:  15 142                        
  9. 11. Area: 120 Km² Population:  11 696                         León Cortés County
  10. 12. <ul><li>Colonizers came from the Central </li></ul><ul><li>Valley of Costa Rica to this region </li></ul><ul><li>(June, 1863) </li></ul>The first coffee plantation dates around 1850 History
  11. 13. <ul><li>Coffee </li></ul><ul><li>Avocado </li></ul><ul><li>Cattle </li></ul><ul><li>Tourism </li></ul><ul><li>Blackberry </li></ul><ul><li>Environmental Services </li></ul>Products from the Region
  12. 16. <ul><li>Planted area: </li></ul><ul><li>Dota, Tarrazú, León Cortés </li></ul><ul><li>Varieties: Arabic </li></ul><ul><li>Altitude: </li></ul><ul><li>900- 1900 meters above </li></ul><ul><li>sea level </li></ul>Coffee
  13. 17. <ul><li>CoopeTarrazú </li></ul><ul><li>(2600 members) </li></ul><ul><li>Coopedota </li></ul><ul><li>(750 members) </li></ul><ul><li>CoopeLlano Bonito </li></ul><ul><li>( 560 members) </li></ul><ul><li>Costa Rica has 73 000 coffee producers, 62% of them are members of cooperatives </li></ul>Coffee Cooperatives
  14. 19. Coffee and altitude 649 Coffee < 1200 m 711 Coffee > 1900 m 12 447 Coffee 1200-1900 m 67 988 Other uses Area (ha) Uses (altitute)
  15. 20. From November to March. It is developed during the dry season in the region Harvesting Season
  16. 21. Coffee Process/Sundried
  17. 22. Cattle High lands Dos Pinos Cooperative collect the milk
  18. 23. Diversifying the production
  19. 24. Other products
  20. 25. Blackberry
  21. 27. <ul><li>National System of Conservation Areas </li></ul><ul><li>Los Santos Region: Central Pacific Conservation Area </li></ul><ul><li>Categories of management: </li></ul><ul><li>National Park </li></ul><ul><li>Forestry Reserve </li></ul><ul><li>Biological Reserve </li></ul><ul><li>Protected Zone </li></ul>Conservation Areas
  22. 28. Conservation Areas
  23. 29. Life Zones in the Region
  24. 30. Water Resources
  25. 31. Efforts for conservation
  26. 32. Forest vs Coffee
  27. 33. Environmental Education
  28. 34. Rural Tourism
  29. 35. Roads
  30. 36. <ul><li>3 Coffee cooperatives </li></ul><ul><li>1 Electricity cooperative </li></ul><ul><li>(CoopeSantos R.L) </li></ul><ul><li>Institute of Coffee from Costa Rica) </li></ul><ul><li>Ministry </li></ul><ul><li>(Agriculture, Health, Environmental, etc) </li></ul>Institutions in the Region
  31. 37. Pirrís Hydroelectric Project Construction of a dam: 113 high Second largest of this type in Central America Head race tunnel: 11 km long Costa Rican Electricity Institute
  32. 38. Culture
  33. 39. ¡Thanks for your attention!

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