HOME >> BIOLOGY >> NEWS
Amazon symposium to address large-scale conservation

On July 19, 2005, at the Society of Conservation Biology annual meetings, in Braslia, Brazil, the Woods Hole Research Center and the Instituto de Pesquisa Ambiental da Amazonia (IPAM) will hold an international symposium on the prospects for large-scale conservation of natural resources in the Amazon Basin.

This region has entered a new era of natural resource destruction as the principle industries driving deforestation (cattle ranching and soybean farming) are strengthened by expanding world markets for open-range beef and grain. The paving of highways into the heart of the region will facilitate the export of Amazon products to world markets as it creates new corridors for explosive frontier expansion. These mounting threats to the Amazon require large-scale, integrated approaches to conservation that cross traditional disciplinary boundaries. Large-scale conservation of the greater Amazon Basin region will depend upon (1) conservation analyses that describe the complex interactions among ecosystems, economies, and climate that will unfold into the future, (2) regional conservation planning processes that diminish the environmental destruction of frontier expansion along emerging highway corridors, and (3) the transformation of grain and beef production industries into proponents of Amazon conservation using a combination of market-based instruments and improved government regulation.

This symposium will provide a state-of-the-art assessment of the processes that are threatening the world's largest tropical rain forest complex, and the initiatives underway that create the potential for large-scale conservation.


'"/>

Contact: Elizabeth Braun
ebraun@whrc.org
508-540-9900
Woods Hole Research Center
29-Jun-2005


Page: 1

Related biology news :

1. Smithsonian Fragmentation Project threatened by Amazon Colonization Plan
2. Smithsonian-led Amazon research team wins scientific prize
3. Mother knows best: Plant knowledge key to childhood health in remote Amazon
4. Paper challenges 1491 Amazonian population theories
5. Humans ecological footprint in 2015 and Amazonia revealed
6. Large size crucial for Amazon forest reserves
7. Fragmentation rapidly erodes Amazonian biodiversity
8. Small-scale logging leads to clear-cutting in Brazilian Amazon
9. The Amazon in 2050: Implementing the law could save a million square kilometers of rainforest
10. Amazon rainforest greens up in the dry season
11. First Amazon-Andean crop plant transfer and corn processing in Peru 3600-4000 years ago

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:1/6/2017)... , Jan. 5, 2017  SomaLogic announced ... "Digital Life Alliance" established by iCarbonX, the ... to build a "Global Digital Health Ecosystem that ... a combination of individual,s biological, behavioral and psychological ... agreement between the companies, SomaLogic will provide proteomics ...
(Date:12/22/2016)... MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. , Dec. 20, 2016  As ... all levels, 23andMe, the leading personal genetics company, recently released ... Only Me . The book focuses on the topics ... the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) taught in elementary school ... the second in a series by illustrator Ariana Killoran ...
(Date:12/16/2016)... , Dec. 16, 2016   IdentyTechSolutions ... Identity management products and solutions and a cutting-edge ... today that it is offering seamless, integrated solutions ... security entrance products. The solutions provide IdentyTech,s customers ... secure their facilities from crime and theft. ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:1/19/2017)... , Jan. 19, 2017 /PRNewswire -- WuXi ... device open-access capability and technology platform, today announced ... leading biology focused preclinical drug discovery contract research ... will become a wholly-owned subsidiary of WuXi, and ... competences and providing greater services. The acquisition will ...
(Date:1/19/2017)... ... January 19, 2017 , ... November Research ... leading biopharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers and regulators, is proud to announce the ... 11-compliant email client designed to provide product vigilance departments with the flexibility and ...
(Date:1/19/2017)... 2017 AquaBounty Technologies, Inc. (AIM: ABTU; NASDAQ: ... aquaculture and a majority-owned subsidiary of Intrexon Corporation (NYSE: ... the listing of its common shares on the NASDAQ ... "AquaBounty,s listing on NASDAQ represents an important ... to the U.S. markets as we advance plans for ...
(Date:1/19/2017)... ... January 19, 2017 , ... FireflySci Inc. is a go-getter ... The tremendous growth is accounted to two main factors. The first is the ... network of vendors supplying FireflySci products all around the world. , 2016 was a ...
Breaking Biology Technology:
Cached News: