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Cost-effective protection of biodiversity in the western Amazon

Created Aug 05 2020, 1:40 PM by Daniel Alberto Sumalavia Casuso
  • Colombia
  • Amazon
  • Protected Areas
  • Indigenous
  • Conservation
  • Brazil
  • Biodiversity
  • Deforestation
  • Peru


The western Amazon needs to expand its protected-area system to ensure the conservation of its immense and threatened biodiversity. The cost of the proposed expansion, estimated at US$ 100 million annually, is only a fraction of the regional Gross Domestic Product (0.018%). Thus, this study may help governments and conservation agencies to improve financial planning of the region's reserve network by maximizing species protection at more affordable costs.

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Title Cost-effective protection of biodiversity in the western Amazon
Organization Janeth Lessmann, Javier Fajardo, Elisa Bonaccorso, Aaron Brunerh
Language English 
Year 2020
File type Online Article
Keywords     English Amazon, biodiversity, Brazil, Colombia, Peru, conservation, deforestation, indigenous, protected areas.
Palabras clave Español Amazonía, biodiversidad, Brazil, Colombia, Perú, conservación, deforestación, indígenas, áreas protegidas.
Palavras-chave Português    Amazônia, biodiversidade, Brasil, Colômbia, Peru, conservação, desmatamento, indígenas, áreas protegidas.

 

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