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The Pantanal: Understanding and Protecting the World's Largest Wetland

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This collection of papers and presentations represents the best and most comprehensive material on this vast, endangered region. Many of the world's foremost authorities -from Brazil, Bolivia, Paraguay, and other nations, and from key international and inter-governmental oraganizations- share their knowledge of the Pantanal and their insights on the socioeconomic challenges confronting this ecological treasure.

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Selected papers from two conferences on preservation and sustainable development in the Pantanal, held in Washington, D.C. in 1999. The Pantanal, 60,000 square miles of wetlands straddling Brazil, Bolivia, and Paraguay, is home to an extraordinary concentration and variety of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fish, invertebrates, and plants; it faces serious challenges as development and population growth accelerate in the Upper Paraguay River Basin. Papers in this collection grapple with the fundamental issues related to balancing conservation and development in the region. The contributors are researchers, administrators, legislators, and academics from a range of disciplines, organizations, and nations. The book has no index.
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Synopsis:

The Pantanal of South America is one of the most immense, pristine, and biologically rich environments on the planet. Often referred to as the world's largest freshwater wetland system, it extends over 60,000 square miles of central-western Brazil, eastern Bolivia, and eastern Paraguay. With its extraordinarily concentrated and diverse flora and fauna and a landscape spanning a variety of ecological sub-regions, the Pantanal remains one of the world's great natural wonders.

For all its beauty and remarkable environmental and economic value, the Pantanal remains relatively unknown and faces an uncertain future. This collection of papers and presentations represents the best and most comprehensive material on this vast, endangered region. Many of the world's foremost authorities — from Brazil, Bolivia, Paraguay, and other nations, and from key international and inter-governmental organizations — share their knowledge of the Pantanal and their insights on the socioeconomic challenges confronting this ecological treasure.

Synopsis:

This collection of papers and presentations represents the best and most comprehensive material on this vast, endangered region. Many of the world's foremost authorities -from Brazil, Bolivia, Paraguay, and other nations, and from key international and inter-governmental oraganizations- share their knowledge of the Pantanal and their insights on the socioeconomic challenges confronting this ecological treasure.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781557787910
Editor:
Swarts, Frederick A.
Publisher:
Paragon House Publishers
Editor:
Swarts, Frederick A.
Author:
Swarts, Frederick A.
Author:
Swarts, Frederick
Location:
St. Paul, Minn.
Subject:
Environmental Conservation & Protection
Subject:
Ecology
Subject:
Nature conservation
Subject:
Wetlands
Subject:
Ecosystem management
Subject:
Environmental Conservation & Protection - General
Subject:
Nature conservation - Pantanal
Subject:
Ecosystem management - Pantanal
Subject:
Environmental Studies-Environment
Subject:
General Political Science
Copyright:
Edition Number:
2
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
943
Publication Date:
20001131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
10.84 x 5.36 x 0.74 in

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"Synopsis" by , The Pantanal of South America is one of the most immense, pristine, and biologically rich environments on the planet. Often referred to as the world's largest freshwater wetland system, it extends over 60,000 square miles of central-western Brazil, eastern Bolivia, and eastern Paraguay. With its extraordinarily concentrated and diverse flora and fauna and a landscape spanning a variety of ecological sub-regions, the Pantanal remains one of the world's great natural wonders.

For all its beauty and remarkable environmental and economic value, the Pantanal remains relatively unknown and faces an uncertain future. This collection of papers and presentations represents the best and most comprehensive material on this vast, endangered region. Many of the world's foremost authorities — from Brazil, Bolivia, Paraguay, and other nations, and from key international and inter-governmental organizations — share their knowledge of the Pantanal and their insights on the socioeconomic challenges confronting this ecological treasure.

"Synopsis" by ,
This collection of papers and presentations represents the best and most comprehensive material on this vast, endangered region. Many of the world's foremost authorities -from Brazil, Bolivia, Paraguay, and other nations, and from key international and inter-governmental oraganizations- share their knowledge of the Pantanal and their insights on the socioeconomic challenges confronting this ecological treasure.
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