Understanding biodiversity loss: an overview of forest fragmentation in South America. IALE Landscape Research and Management papers
PACHA MJ; LUQUE S; GALETTO L; IVERSON L
International Association of Landscape Ecology
Lugar: Grenoble; Año: 2007 p. 155
This publication is the result of a series of papers presented during the workshop organized in Bariloche, Argentina: Understanding Biodiversity Loss: A Workshop on Forest Fragmentation in South America (26 30 June 2006). The workshop allowed an assessment of the situation for the region and provided an analysis of the state of the art on the subject and an identification of gaps in research. More importantly the activity, funded by MEDD, France (Ministry of ecology and sustainable development); allowed an assembly of experts working on the evaluation of temperate and subtropical forests within the region (South America). The workshop focused within the framework of the Paris Declaration for the biodiversity" (Paris Conference, January 2005). As the Declaration states, we aim at bringing researchers together from developing countries and reinforcing the links between North and South in order to work towards an improved protection of biodiversity. The overall goal of creating a network of experts working more precisely on forest fragmentation, biodiversity loss and conservation issues targeted two main issues: i) improve the knowledge and the relevance of the indicators that can be developed and used in relation to forest biodiversity loss in South America. ii) facilitate building capacity not only in monitoring and evaluating forest fragmentation but also on forest restoration to mitigate the existing trends on biodiversity loss for the region.