Conservation of Biodiversity in Peruvianamazonia Through Integrated Action

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Conservation of Biodiversity in Peruvian Amazonia through integrated action


Conservation of Biodiversity in Peruvian Amazonia through integrated action Conservación de Biodiversidad en la Amazonía peruana a través de acciones integradas Sanna-Kaisa Juvonen1*, Luis Campos Baca2, León Bendayan Acosta2, Ada Castillo Ordinola2, Lizardo Fachin Malaverri2, Darwin Gómez Ventocilla2, Risto Kalliola2, Kember Mejía Carhuanca2, José Luis Mena Alvarez2, Víctor Miyakawa Solís2, Fernando Rodríguez Achung2, Juan José Rodríguez Gamarra2, Kalle Ruokolainen2, Jukka Salo2, José Sanjurjo Vilchez2, Pekka Soini Nordberg2 & Hernán Tello Fernandez2

Project Biological Diversity of Peruvian Amazonia (BIODAMAZ, Peru-Finland), Instituto de Investigaciones de
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After a careful analysis of the current situation related to biodiversity it became clear that Peru urgently needed to develop a National Strategy on Biological Diversity in order to become eligible for the financing mechanisms of the Convention and in order to make a coherent plan for conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity especially in the diverse Amazonian region where lack of tools for management of region’s biodiversity threatens the unique ecosystems present. The biologically most diverse region, Peruvian Amazonia, has not been subject to a rigorous study procedure in order to have a clear understanding of the biodiversity patterns in the region.
Lyonia 4(2): 139-144, 2003

Conservation of Biodiversity in Peruvian Amazonia through integrated action


Biodiversity of Peruvian Amazonia is still largely unknown due to the shortage of research and collections. Current conservation activities as well as activities aiming at sustainable use of forest and other biodiversity resources are seriously hampered by the lack of adequate modern remote sensing treatment, ground-truthed by a field documentation program. Recent development in this field has demonstrated that Peruvian Amazonia is a forest mosaic with more than one hundred different forest types, of which every type would need a specific