376 pages, 20 plates with colour photos and colour maps; 30 b/w illustrations and b/w maps, tables
Language: Bilingual in English and Spanish, executive summaries in Cofan, Secoya, and Kichwa
In October of 2007 scientists from Ecuador, Peru, and the United States conducted a rapid inventory of the Reserva de Produccion Faunistica Cuyabeno in northeastern Ecuador and the adjacent Zona Reservada Gueppi in northern Peru. Working closely with members of local indigenous and mestizo communities, the teams surveyed the soils and hydrology, vegetation, animals, and human communities within these regions. Full results from the investigation of these spectacularly diverse forest landscapes – including biological discoveries, threats, and management recommendations – are given here in both Spanish and English, with executive summaries in Cofan, Secoya, and Kichwa.
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William S. Alverson is a conservation ecologist and botanist. Corine Vriesendorp is rapid inventories and conservation tools director. Álvaro del Campo is a conservation ecologist and rapid inventories coordinator. Debra K. Moskovits is senior vice president. Douglas F. Stotz is a conservation ecologist and ornithologist. All are with Environment, Culture, and Conservation at the Field Museum, Chicago. Miryan García Donayre is the director of planning for the Protected Natural Areas Division of the Instituto Nacional de Recursos Naturales in Lima. Luis A. Borbor L. is the director of the Reserva de Produccion Faunistica Cuyabeno in Ecuador.