Paper $30.00 ISBN: 9780914868651 Published December 2003

Peru: Yavari

Rapid Biological Inventories: 11

Edited by Nigel Pitman, Corine Vriesendorp, and Debra Moskovits

Peru: Yavari
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Edited by Nigel Pitman, Corine Vriesendorp, and Debra Moskovits

Distributed for Field Museum of Natural History

282 pages | 8-1/2 x 11 | © 2003
Paper $30.00 ISBN: 9780914868651 Published December 2003
Conducted during the spring of 2003 in the Yavarí and Yavarí Mirín river valleys in the Amazonian lowlands of northeastern Peru, this survey provides both biological and social analyses offering a deep and multi-faceted picture of the area.

Participating scientists examined four sites along the Yavarí River. At each site, they surveyed a mix of forest types and microhabitats, both in the hilly uplands and on the Yavarís broad floodplain. Their report covers surveys of vascular plants, fishes, reptiles, and amphibians; birds, large mammals, and bats. The report also discusses the findings of a social assets inventory among nearby communities, in which teams used participant observation and conducted semi-structured interviews to quickly evaluate the assets of local communities, and estimate how the communities could be points of engagement for long-term participation in conservation efforts. The survey also reports on the main threats to the area, and offers recommendations for protection, management, and long-term conservation benefits.
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