DE ANGELO Carlos Daniel
Conservation approaches in the Atlantic Forest of Argentina: from eco-region to single-species
PACHA, MARÍA JOSÉ; DI BITETTI, MARIO; PLACCI, GUILLERMO; CARABELLI, ESTEBAN; PAVIOLO, AGUSTÍN; DE ANGELO, CARLOS; JARAMILLO, MANUEL
IALE, Landscape Research and Management papers
INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF LANDSCAPE ECOLOGY
Año: 2007 p. 142 - 142
Conservation efforts worldwide have evolved in recent decades from a singlespecies approach to consider whole areas or ecor-egions. Theoretical approaches need to be put in practice on the ground to discover their benefits and challenges. For this reason we analyse eco-regional, landscape and singlespecies approaches to conservation in the Upper Parana Atlantic Forest of Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay and explore their interdependency. Eco-regional approaches concentrated on the creation of a Biodiversity Vision to guide conservation actions while landscape approaches were carried out through Forest Landscape Restoration initiative. Finally, a single-species approach was concentrated on the jaguar (Panthera onca) population. Challenges in this region include ambitious targets in a tri-national context, community involvement and stakeholder participation and cultural shifts to appreciate more the importance of the Atlantic Forest. To be effective, conservation efforts in any area need to include a combination of different coarse and fine filter approaches.