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      Biosphere Reserve Information



  Brief description   Geohydrological studies, forestry programmes related to mezquite (Prosopis glandulosa) and monitoring of endemic species such as soft-shelled turtle (Apalone ater) endemic to the Cuatrociénegas Valley are carried out to determine the site’s potential as for ecotourism. Control of alien species like the reed (Arundo donax).
  Specific variables...    
  Abiotic   Habitat, hydrology, indicators.
  Biodiversity   Birds, community studies/communities, endemic species, fishes, indicators, rare/endangered/threatened species, species inventorying/inventory.
  Socio-economic   Agriculture/Production systems, indicators, livestock and related impacts/overgrazing, non-timber forest products/ntfp, pastoralism/pastoralists/grazing, role of women/gender, tourism.
  Integrated monitoring   Carrying capacity/Sustainability, geographic information system/gis, impact and risk studies/environmental impact, indicators, interdisciplinary studies, land tenure, land use/land cover, planning and zoning measures/zonation.

Last updated: 08/03/2011

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