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Biodiversity conservation, restoration and sustainable use in fragmented forest landscapes

Objective

The maintenance of biodiversity in areas subjected to human use is a major challenge to sustainable development. This project aims to identify sustainable approaches to land use, by analysing the impact of human activity on biodiversity, and by examining the potential for ecological rehabilitation of degraded sites. This will be achieved by multi-disciplinary research in rural areas of Mexico, Chile and Argentina. Research will investigate the key processes influencing biodiversity in native forests subjected to clearance and fragmentation, using field-based, laboratory and computer modelling approaches. This will enable the impact of different land use options on biodiversity to be predicted, and will enable indicators of sustainable development and ecological rehabilitation to be identified. The project will generate scientific information and practical tools for the sustainable development of native forest landscapes by local communities.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

UNEP-WCMC
Address
Huntigdon Road 219
CB3 0DL Cambridge
United Kingdom

Participants (8)

El Colegio de la Frontera Sur
Mexico
Address
Carretera Panamericana Y Periferico Sur S/n
29290 Chiapas
INSTITUTE OF ECOLOGY
Mexico
Address
Antigua Carretera A Coatepec Km 2.5
91000 Xalapa Enriquez
INSTITUTO POLITECNICO NACIONAL
Mexico
Address
Calle Hornos 1003
71230 Xoxocotlan
UFZ - UMWELTFORSCHUNGSZENTRUM LEIPZIG-HALLE GMBH.
Germany
Address
Permoserstrasse 15
Leipzig
UNIVERSIDAD AUSTRAL DE CHILE
Chile
Address
Campus Universitario Isla Teja
853 Valdivia
UNIVERSIDAD DE CHILE
Chile
Address
Las Palmeras 3425 Nunoa
10 Santiago
UNIVERSIDAD NACIONAL DE COMAHUE
Argentina
Address
Quintral 1250
8400 S.carlos De Bariloche
UNIVERSITY OF ALCALA
Spain
Address
Edificio De Ciencias, Campus Universitario
28871 Alcala De Henares