Alder Amazon project: conservation across the Argentina-Bolivia border

Luis Rivera

Yungas forests are been degraded and lost at an alarming rate. In order to assure the conservation of these forests it is necessary to revert the unsustainable use that locals make of the forest resources by increasing their awareness of the importance of Yungas and the ecological services that they provide since they are key implementers in conservation actions. A global conservation strategy for the Yungas using Alder Amazon as a flagship species will be implemented focusing on key sites and emphasizing conservation education (talks, environmental centre), local involvement (monitoring roosts, forest guardians), and policies (legislation, management guidelines).

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