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  1. Library Resource

    Volume 8 Issue 4

    Peer-reviewed publication
    April, 2019
    Mexico

    This paper describes how subdivision and development of rangelands within a remote and celebrated semi-arid watershed near the US–Mexico border might affect multiple ecohydrological services provided, such as recharge of the aquifer, water and sediment yield, water quality, flow rates and downstream cultural and natural resources. Specifically, we apply an uncalibrated watershed model and land-change forecasting scenario to consider the potential effects of converting rangelands to housing developments and document potential changes in hydrological ecosystem services.

  2. Library Resource

    Volume 8 Issue 1

    Peer-reviewed publication
    January, 2019
    Mexico

    Protected Areas (PA) are the main strategy for nature conservation. However, PA are not always efficient for ecological conservation and social wellbeing. A possible alternative for conservation in human-dominated landscapes are Multifunctional Landscapes (ML), which allow the coexistence of multiple objectives, such as nature conservation and resource use. Using the activity system framework, we analyzed whether the ML concept was an operative alternative to PA within an area of interest for conservation in Veracruz, Mexico.

  3. Library Resource

    Volume 7 Issue 3

    Peer-reviewed publication
    September, 2018
    Africa, Global, Asia, South America

    Identifying protected areas most susceptible to climate change and deforestation represents critical information for determining conservation investments. Development of effective landscape interventions is required to ensure the preservation and protection of these areas essential to ecosystem service provision, provide high biodiversity value, and serve a critical habitat connectivity role.

  4. Library Resource

    Volume 6 Issue 4

    Peer-reviewed publication
    December, 2017
    Guyana, Peru, Panama, South America

    Indigenous territories are facing increasing pressures from numerous legal and illegal activities that are pushing commodity frontiers within their limits, frequently causing severe environmental degradation and threatening indigenous territorial rights and livelihoods. In Central and South America, after nearly three decades of participatory mapping projects, interest is mounting among indigenous peoples in the use of new technologies for community mapping and monitoring as a means of defense against such threats.

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    DMA
    Journal Articles & Books
    August, 2016
    South America, Brazil
    Tendo como pano de fundo o debate sobre a relação entre uso dos recursos naturais, economia e sustentabilidade, neste trabalho objetiva-se discutir o lugar do extrativismo no contexto do Desenvolvimento considerando as diferentes perspectivas sobre essa atividade na Amazônia brasileira. Com base em revisão de literatura e dados secundários, contextualiza-se que historicamente as estratégias de desenvolvimento pensadas para a região amazônica brasileira são pautadas em atividades extrativistas promovidas pelos detentores de poder político e econômico e fomentadas pelo Estado.
  6. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    June, 2018
    Montenegro, Nicaragua, Chile, Italy, Indonesia, Portugal, Bolivia, Canada, Argentina, India, Uruguay, Colombia, Brazil, Netherlands

    El manual proporciona información sobre los procedimientos que siguen las brigadas de campo para realizar el establecimiento de los conglomerados y parcelas permanentes del Inventario Forestal Nacional (IFN). Asimismo, suministra información acerca de la planificación y ejecución de cada una de las fases que contempla el operativo, describe los métodos, técnicas e instrumentos que se emplean en la toma de los datos, y detalla el proceso de diligenciamiento de los formatos creados por IDEAM para registrar los datos e información de campo.

  7. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    March, 2018
    France, China, Spain, Chile, El Salvador, Sweden, Germany, Peru, Italy, Indonesia, Australia, Colombia, Canada, Argentina, Bolivia, Ecuador, Panama, Mexico, Brazil, Austria

    En 2003, la Unión Europea (UE) lanzo el Plan de acción sobre aplicación de las leyes, gobernanza y comercio forestal (Plan de acción FLEGT) para combatir la tala ilegal de madera, promover el consumo y la producción de madera de origen legal y, en última instancia, contribuir al manejo forestal sostenible y la reducción de la pobreza.

  8. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    September, 2018
    Tanzania, Switzerland, United States of America, Kenya, South Africa, Tajikistan, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Indonesia, Botswana, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Pakistan, Finland, Mexico, Mongolia

    Wildlife management is the focus of considerable international debate because of its importance for biodiversity conservation, human safety, livelihoods and food security. Local people have been managing wildlife for millennia, including through hunting. Sufficient examples are presented in this edition to show that sustainable wildlife management is also feasible in the modern era.

  9. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    March, 2019
    Ecuador, China, Madagascar, Congo, Mongolia

    Esta Guía de aprendizaje ilustrada tiene como objetivo introducir en el mundo de los bosques a niños de entre 10 y 13 años. Va acompañada de una Guía docente, adaptada a los planes de estudio en el ámbito de las ciencias, la geografía y la ciudadanía, entre otros. <p></p><p></p>Los módulos se centran en la definición de los bosques, su papel en el ciclo del agua, los productos forestales sostenibles y la gestión forestal sostenible.

  10. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    May, 2018
    Italy, Honduras, United States of America, Nicaragua, Madagascar, Colombia, Indonesia, Ecuador, Jamaica, Netherlands, Congo, Venezuela, Costa Rica, Montenegro, Brazil

    La dificultad de definir y cuantificar la degradación de bosques es una limitación importante para que la mayoría de los países en desarrollo incluyan compromisos de reducción de emisiones por degradación en el contexto del enfoque de Reducción de Emisiones por Deforestación y Degradación de Bosques (REDD+), que abarca además, el aumento de las Reservas de Carbono, la conservación de Bosques y el Manejo Sostenible de los estos ecosisetemas.

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