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      Biosphere Reserve Information



  Brief description   For the year 2006, 60 supervision, inspection and surveillance field trips have been scheduled along 10 previously set routes aimed at the detection of illegal activities on extraction of stony material, extraction of cactaceous or forestal timber products, hunting, prevention of intentional fires.

Regarding research and monitoring, there are projects planned on observation and record of key species, such as the Royal Eagle, the Peregrine Falcon, the resident and migratory grassland birds, Jaguarundi, monitoring of grassland plots and soil retention in conservation works.

About the social aspect, a socioeconomic study of the area will be programmed, in order to compare the records from 10 years ago, in the last study.
  Specific variables...    
  Abiotic   Drought, erosion, habitat, hydrology, indicators, monitoring/methodologies, soil.
  Biodiversity   Arid/Semi-arid, biodiversity, birds, community studies/communities, conservation, degraded areas, desertification, ecosystem assessment, ecotone, endemic species, fauna, fires/fire ecology, flora, forest systems, indicators, mammals, migrating populations/migration, natural resources, rare/endangered/threatened species, restoration/rehabilitation/redevelopment, species inventorying/inventory, vegetation studies/plant cover, wildlife.
  Socio-economic   Capacity building, human health, indicators, livestock and related impacts/overgrazing, local participation, monitoring methodologies, non-timber forest products/ntfp, pastoralism/pastoralists/grazing, people-nature relations/man/nature, poverty, recreation, resource use, role of women/gender.
  Integrated monitoring   Carrying capacity/Sustainability, ecosystem approach, geographic information system/gis, land tenure, land use/land cover, landscape inventorying/monitoring, monitoring/methodologies.

Last updated: 08/03/2011

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