The Atlantic Forest of South America: Biodiversity Status, Threats, and Outlook

Capa
Island Press, 2003 - 488 páginas
The Atlantic Forest of Brazil, Paraguay, and Argentina is one of the most devastated and most highly threatened ecosystem on the planet; less than eight percent of the original forest remains and is facing intense population pressures from all sides.The Atlantic Forest of South America presents a detailed assessment of the state of biodiversity in the Atlantic Forest. Separate sections examine each of the three countries that are home to the forest, beginning with a brief overview that explores the dynamics of biodiversity loss in that country and outlines the topics to be addressed. Following the overview are individual chapters that analyze:"
 

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An Overview
3
The Dynamics of Biodiversity Loss
12
Status of the Biodiversity of the Atlantic Forest of Brazil
43
Monitoring the Brazilian Atlantic Forest Cover
60
Conservation Priorities and Main Causes of Biodiversity
66
Endangered Species and Conservation Planning
86
Policy Initiatives for the Conservation of
133
Dynamics of Biodiversity Loss in the Argentinean
139
Last Opportunity for the Atlantic Forest
262
Brief History of Conservation in the Interior
269
Biodiversity Status of the Interior Atlantic Forest
288
Socioeconomic Drivers in the Interior Atlantic Forest
310
A Regional Environmental Service
325
TRINATIONAL ISSUES
355
Fragmentation
372
Biocultural Diversity
381

Biodiversity Status of the Interior Atlantic Forest
160
Threats of Extinction to Flagship Species in
181
Outlook for Primate Conservation in Misiones
194
Disappearance of
200
Socioeconomic Roots of Biodiversity Loss in Misiones
207
Conservation Capacity in the Parana Forest
227
Critical Analysis of Protected Areas in
245
The Invasion of Nonnative Species
392
Harvesting and Conservation of Heart Palm
406
Human Growth Density
426
Protected Areas in the Atlantic
444
Outlook for the Atlantic Forest
461
Environment Community and Society 53
53
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