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      Biosphere Reserve Information



  Brief description   Climatic variables assessment with a meteorological station.
Integrated and sustainable management of water resources (water quality monitoring, aquatic habitats studies).
Migratory birds with watching stations.
Research on crocodiles and caimans population abundance and distribution.
Taxonomy and study of endemic flora and fauna species.
Research on the impact of agrosylvicultural practices on bird of prey.
Training for farmers related to: sustainable use of primary and secondary forests ; natural regeneration integrated to extensive livestock activities ; agroforestry and silvopastoral systems ; transboundary issues ; environmental education and public awareness ; women role in breeding and commercialisation of larva and adult butterflies and turtles.
Sustainable use of non timber forest products.
Sustainable fishing in Lake Nicaragua and River San Juan.
Enhancing historical and cultural heritage.
Study and development of wood, fish products, organic beef and milk sale.
  Specific variables...    
  Abiotic   Climate, geology, geomorphology, habitat, hydrology, meteorology, monitoring/methodologies, siltation/sedimentation, topography, water quality/chemistry.
  Biodiversity   Birds, breeding/reproduction, endemic species, forest systems, migrating populations/migration, natural resources, reptiles, taxonomy, tropical humid forest, vegetation studies/plant cover, wetlands, wildlife.
  Socio-economic   Agroforestry, control and monitoring of illegal activities, cultural aspects, demography, economically important species, fishery/fisheries, forestry, livestock and related impacts/overgrazing, pastoralism/pastoralists/grazing, resource use, role of women/gender.
  Integrated monitoring   Education and public awareness, geographic information system/gis, land use/land cover, monitoring/methodologies, sustainable development/sustainable use, transboundary/transfrontiers.

Last updated: 01/10/2007

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