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      Biosphere Reserve Information



  Brief description   There is a case study on the high basin of the Cuchujaqui river, a proposal for comprehensive watershed management, and surveillance tours are conducted to detect illicit activities. In addition, three projects are underway and three other projects have already received authorization to collect and/or handle species. Ongoing projects are: 1) Monitoring of cats, 2) Conservation and genetics of the desert tortoise, 3) Ecology and current situation of parrots. Also, a diagnosis is being developed of the condition of vegetation and soil in cattle ranches in the protected area and a study of marketing of tourism activities of four production projects.
  Specific variables...    
  Abiotic   Acidic deposition/Acid rain, drought, erosion, groundwater, hydrology, soil.
  Biodiversity   Alien/Invasive/Exotic/Introduced species, amphibians, birds, conservation, degraded areas, endemic species, fauna, forest systems, lichens, mammals, migrating populations/migration, monitoring/methodologies, natural medicinal products, perturbations/resilience/vulnerability, pests/diseases, plants, rare/endangered/threatened species, restoration/rehabilitation/redevelopment, species inventorying/inventory, tropical dry forest, vegetation studies/plant cover.
  Socio-economic   Economic studies, livestock and related impacts/overgrazing, pastoralism/pastoralists/grazing, quality economies, recreation, social/socio-economic aspects, tourism.
  Integrated monitoring   Education and public awareness, impact and risk studies/environmental impact, management issues, sustainable development/sustainable use.

Last updated: 08/03/2011

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