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UNDERSTANDING ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE THROUGH THE EYES OF LOCALS: A COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS IN TROPICAL RAINFOREST AGRO-ECOSYSTEMS IN BOLIVIA AND BRAZIL
Year:2018
Research Areas
  • Agriculture
Information
Abstract
In recent decades, tropical rainforests have been subject to extensive deforestation, being responsible of most of greenhouse gas emissions on Earth. The causes behind such deforestation are complex, but can be largely attributed to agricultural expansion, infrastructure development and timber extraction. Numerous strategies and initiatives have been designed to preserve and restore tropical forests, particularly in the Amazon basin, the most biodiverse region in the world. However, the success of such strategies is determined by the context of countries in which they are developed, the causes of deforestation in those countries and the response at local level. This paper studies the major processes of environmental change through the eyes of locals in two tropical rainforest agro-ecosystems of the Amazon basin, the Bolivia lowlands of Guarayos and the Brazil Tapajos National forest. A comparative analysis between the two case studies is performed to analyze local perceptions within different contexts of environmental conservation (medium-high in Brazil, medium- low in Bolivia).
International
Si
Congress
XII CONGRESO IBEROAMERICANO DE ESTUDIOS RURALES (CIER) Territorios Globales, Ruralidades Diversas
960
Place
Segovia
Reviewers
Si
ISBN/ISSN
9788409081752
Start Date
04/07/2018
End Date
06/07/2018
From page
339
To page
342
Libro de Actas
Participants
  • Autor: Irene Blanco Gutierrez (UPM)
  • Autor: Consuelo Varela Ortega (UPM)
  • Autor: Paloma Esteve Bengoechea (UPM)
  • Autor: Rhys Manners
  • Autor: Lucieta Martorano
  • Autor: Marisol Toledo
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Centro o Instituto I+D+i: Centro de Estudios e Investigación para la Gestión de Riesgos Agrarios Medioambientales (CEIGRAM). Centro Mixto UPM-AGROMUTUA-ENESA
  • Departamento: Economía Agraria, Estadística y Gestión de Empresas
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