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Western Amazon SL (World Agroforestry Centre)
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IMSAO covers the tri-national frontier region of Madre de Dios and Ucayali (Peru), Acre (Brazil), and Pando (Bolivia).A broad range of development conditions can be found. Acre is situated further along the economic development x-axis (higher economic development) and further down the forest cover y-axis (smaller area of forest cover) of the forest transition curve than the other three locations. Pando, on the other hand, is placed highest on the downward slope of the curve, with the least economic development and most forest cover. Post-deforestation land-use trajectories also vary considerably, from degraded pasturelands, large areas of fallow and secondary forest, oil palm plantations, to relatively diverse cocoa agroforestry.
The diversity in land-use corresponds to a range of natural ecosystems, from highly diverse broad-leaved forest, through grassland, shrubby riverine swamp, and bamboo-forest to species-poor but carbon-rich Aguajales (Mauritia flexuosa). On a regional scale, the landscape is strikingly segregated with most RS-based maps showing a clear agricultural frontier; yet at a finer scale the agricultural landscape is a mosaic. All of this variation is expected to generate differential delivery in the provision of ecosystem goods and services at the forest- and forest-agriculture interface, while in turn create tradeoffs in provision due to loss of taxonomic and functional diversity. Degraded lands across the proposed landscape offer considerable potential for enhancement of environmental services.
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1. Ucayali, Peru
2. Madre de Dios, Peru
3. Pando, Bolivia
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Jan 24, 2020
Benavides, Jean Paul;Guerra, Hector;Rosales, Bertha Luz;Garcia A., Alfredo;Tuesta, Ysrael;Albornoz, Marco A.;Udaeta, Hector;Velásquez M., Douglas;Baraka, Paul;Robiglio, Valentina;Gassner, Anja, 2015, "Western Amazon Village Level Baseline", https://doi.org/10.34725/DVN/V8FYDN, World Agroforestry - Research Data Repository, V6, UNF:6:JmsWgGIq4F5W7Bn0WXrBZA== [fileUNF]
This study consists of village level baseline data and other related materials generated as part of the ‘Sentinel Landscapes’ initiative. The village level baseline data was collected using four survey protocols designed by the International Forest Resources and Institutions (IFR...
Sep 18, 2019
Benavides, Jean Paul;Rosales, Bertha Luz;Mendoza, Idalia Vargas;Peralta, Rafael;Shermuly, Carla;Shermuly, Eduardo;Tuesta, Ysrael;Quillahuaman, Natividad;Caro, Denisse;Mamani L., Reys;Freyre M., Katy;Linarez, Giovanna;Albornoz, Marco;Babery, Mijail;Vargas, Sudayi;Cipollin, Elena;Baraka, Paul;Robiglio, Valentina;Gassner, Anja;Chiputwa, Brian;Makui, Parmutia, 2015, "Western Amazon Household Baseline", https://doi.org/10.34725/DVN/YTNEJ6, World Agroforestry - Research Data Repository, V13, UNF:6:Cr2TNb7xFkFLlB6kU4xdqA== [fileUNF]
This study consists of sex-disaggregated data and other related materials generated as part of the Sentinel Landscapes Network household survey baseline in Western Amazon sentinel site in Peru and Bolivia. A total of 677 households were surveyed in September to December 2014 and...
Oct 19, 2017
Salazar, Angel;Albornoz, Marco;Castillo, Rider;Cusi, Edgar;Odicio, Manuel;Mamani, Jose;Robiglio, Valentina;Reyes, Martin;Vågen, Tor-Gunnar;Winowiecki, Leigh, 2016, "Land and Soil Health Assessment in the Western Amazon Sentinel Landscape", https://doi.org/10.34725/DVN/2FTPZ5, World Agroforestry - Research Data Repository, V3, UNF:6:kZodOgu4qaIPTjFH4X2wKw== [fileUNF]
The LDSF was carried out at three-100 km2 sites within the Western Amazon Sentinel Landscape. Madre de Dios and Ucayali in Peru, and Pando in Bolivia. Field teams were trained by Norvin Sepulveda (CATIE, Nicaragua- Honduras SL) and Noel Ulloa in August 2014. Field surveys were co...
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