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Birds Protect Costa Rico's Coffee Crops

2 years ago   |   By Birds

Millions of people around the world could not imagine starting the day without a cup of coffee. Coffee production plays a major role in the economy of a number of Central and South American countries, including Costa Rica , where ongoing research has highlighted the role local birds play in protecting one of the most lucrative crops in the world - coffee. Stanford University graduate student Daniel Karp and a group of researchers recently published a paper in Ecology Letters where they detail how birds control populations of coffee borer beetles in Costa Rican coffee plantations...
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