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Costa Rica ’ s biodiversity contributes to the numerous ecological services the environment provides.
Every aspect of the ecosystem from the different species of plants to the diversity of animal species contributes to natural services like water purification, provision of food, fuel, fiber, and biochemicals, nutrient cycling, pollination and seed dispersal, and climate regulation, just to name a few.
As the diversity of species increases, more of these services can be provided and to a greater extent.

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