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Edited by Willink, Philip W.; Chernoff, Barry; Alonso, Leeanne E.; Montambault, Jensen R.
The largest wetland in the world, the Pantanal is threatened by silt runoff from deforested highlands. This assesment examines the Pantanal's fragile ecosystem.
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Edited by Chernoff, Barry; Willink, Philip W.
The Upper Rio Orthon Basin of Pando, Bolivia is a transitional zone between moist, lowland Amazonian forests and dry, deciduous forests. This region potentially harbours rich, biodiverse aquatic systems. This work seeks to offer an assessment of the area's biological and conserva...tional value.Read more
Edited by Chernoff, Barry; Willink, Philip W.; Montambault, Jensen R.
While the Rio Paraguay Basin is sparsely populated, poorly surveyed, and has experienced relatively little human disturbance, it currently faces one large development project: the Hidrovia Paragua-Parana, which proposes to dredge and channel extensive portions of the Rio Paraguay... watershed, altering water flow and seasonal flooding cycles. Conservation International's rapid assessment team aimed to document aquatic diversity and the state of the aquatic ecosystem in order to determine sustainable conservation and development strategies for the region?resulting in critical new knowledge of the area's ecosystem.Read more
Edited by Willink, Philip W.; Chernoff, Barry; McCullough, Jennifer
This report contains the biological findings and conservation recommendations of an aquatic expedition along the Pastaza River, one of the least disturbed of the upper Amazon River tributaries. The scientific team discovered moderate to high species richness; they concluded that ...the area has high conservation potential because of its relative intactness?a product of its remoteness and the low density of human population nearby.Read more
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