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      Biosphere Reserve Information



  Brief description   The site runs programs for systematic monitoring and surveillance in the areas of greatest priority and fragility, with the deployment of rangers reporting on specific events.
Other projects and programmes implemented in collaboration with universities include:
Early warning system and prediction of forest fires.
La Primavera Forest Integrated Research, Monitoring and Development Project (Institute of Meteorology and Astronomy at the University of Guadalajara).
Specific Research Demands Plan
Ecological Land Management Plan of Zapopan
Updating and Monitoring of Natural Resources
  Specific variables...    
  Abiotic   Climate, erosion, geology, groundwater, habitat, hydrology, soil.
  Biodiversity   Amphibians, biodiversity, biology, birds, conservation, degraded areas, ecology, ecosystem assessment, endemic species, fauna, fires/fire ecology, flora, forest systems, invertebrates/insects/spiders, mammals, mountain and highland systems, natural resources, plants, rare/endangered/threatened species, reptiles, restoration/rehabilitation/redevelopment, species inventorying/inventory, vegetation studies/plant cover, volcanic/geothermal systems/volcano, wildlife.
  Socio-economic   Agroforestry, capacity building, energy production systems/alternative energy, forestry, livestock and related impacts/overgrazing, local participation, natural hazards, pastoralism/pastoralists/grazing, recreation, resource use, tourism.
  Integrated monitoring   Education and public awareness, geographic information system/gis, institutional and legal aspects, management issues, planning and zoning measures/zonation, rural systems, urban systems/towns/cities.

Last updated: 08/03/2011

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