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By: Corine Vriesendorp(Editor), José A Álvarez(Editor), Nélida Barbagelata(Editor), William S Alverson(Editor), Debra K Moskovits(Editor)
244 pages, 12 plates with colour photos and colour maps; 2 b/w illustrations and b/w maps, tables
Language: Bilingual in English and Spanish
In August of 2006, scientists conducted a rapid inventory of the Nanay-Mazan-Arabela Headwaters, three watersheds in the northwestern Peruvian Amazon. This assessment, presented here in English and Spanish, collects their research on the plants and animals of the region as well as the social and cultural assets of local villages and their use and management of natural resources. The researchers propose recommendations for conservation of the region, including steps to safeguard voluntarily isolated indigenous people.
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Corine Vriesendorp and William S. Alverson are conservation ecologists and botanists and Debra K. Moskovits is senior vice president of environment, culture, and conservation at the Field Museum, Chicago. Jose A. Álvarez is an ornithologist at the Instituto de Investigaciones de la Amazonia Peruana in Iquitos, Peru. Nelida Barbagelata is a conservation biologist and teacher in Iquitos, Peru.
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