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Amarakaeri: Connecting Biodiversity | Conectando la Biodiversidad

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posted on 2021-11-15, 14:33 authored by Francisco Dallmeier, Adriana Bravo, Michael Tweddle

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Highlighting the enormous biodiversity of the Amarakaeri Communal Reserve (ACR) and the critical role this protected area plays in the conservation of Madre de Dios, in southeastern Peru, with more than 1,700 vivid photographs, Amarakaeri: Connecting Biodiversity offers readers a glimpse into the extensive research conducted by scholars from the Smithsonian National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute and their Peruvian counterparts. For three years, scientists and local experts had the extraordinary opportunity to collect data at the premontane forests of the ACR to determine potential impacts of an exploratory gas platform on selected animal and plant groups. Amarakaeri also portrays the main threats to the ACR and presents a vision for the region’s future.

Destacando la enorme biodiversidad de la Reserva Comunal de Amarakaeri (RCA) y el papel crítico que esta área protegida juega en la conservación de Madre de Dios, en el sureste de Perú, Amarakaeri: Conectando la Biodiversidad ofrece a los lectores una mirada rápida a la extensa investigación realizada por académicos del Smithsonian National Zoo y del Conservation Biology Institute junto con sus homólogos peruanos. Durante tres años, los científicos y expertos locales tuvieron la extraordinaria oportunidad de compilar datos en los bosques premontanos de la RCA para determinar los posibles impactos de una plataforma exploratoria de gas en grupos seleccionados de animales y plantas. Amarakaeri además retrata las principales amenazas a la reserva y presenta una visión para el futuro de la región.



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