Understanding environmental change through the eyes of locals: a comparative analysis in tropical rainforest agro-ecosystems in Bolivia and Brazil

Blanco Gutiérrez, Irene and Varela Ortega, Consuelo and Manners, Rhys and Esteve Bengoechea, Paloma and Martorano, Lucieta and Toledo, Marisol (2018). Understanding environmental change through the eyes of locals: a comparative analysis in tropical rainforest agro-ecosystems in Bolivia and Brazil. In: "XII Congreso Iberoamericano de Estudios Rurales CIER 2018", 04/07/2018-06/07/2018, Segovia, España. ISBN 978-84-09-08175-2. p. 4.

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Title: Understanding environmental change through the eyes of locals: a comparative analysis in tropical rainforest agro-ecosystems in Bolivia and Brazil
Author/s:
  • Blanco Gutiérrez, Irene
  • Varela Ortega, Consuelo
  • Manners, Rhys
  • Esteve Bengoechea, Paloma
  • Martorano, Lucieta
  • Toledo, Marisol
Item Type: Presentation at Congress or Conference (Article)
Event Title: XII Congreso Iberoamericano de Estudios Rurales CIER 2018
Event Dates: 04/07/2018-06/07/2018
Event Location: Segovia, España
Title of Book: Territorios globales. Ruralidades diversas
Date: July 2018
ISBN: 978-84-09-08175-2
Subjects:
Freetext Keywords: Environmental change; local perceptions; Fuzzy Cognitive Maps; tropical rainforests agro-ecosystems; Amazon basin
Faculty: E.T.S. de Ingeniería Agronómica, Alimentaria y de Biosistemas (UPM)
Department: Economía Agraria, Estadística y Gestión de Empresas
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

In recent decades, tropical rainforests have been subject to extensive deforestation, being responsible of most of greenhouse gas emissions on Earth. The causes behind such deforestation are complex, but can be largely attributed to agricultural expansion, infrastructure development and timber extraction. Numerous strategies and initiatives have been designed to preserve and restore tropical forests, particularly in the Amazon basin, the most biodiverse region in the world. However, the success of such strategies is determined by the context of countries in which they are developed, the causes of deforestation in those countries and the response at local level. This paper studies the major processes of environmental change through the eyes of locals in two tropical rainforest agro-ecosystems of the Amazon basin, the Bolivia lowlands of Guarayos and the Brazil Tapajos National forest. A comparative analysis between the two case studies is performed to analyze local perceptions within different contexts of environmental conservation (medium-high in Brazil, medium- low in Bolivia).

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Item ID: 56287
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/56287/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:56287
Official URL: http://cier-2018.chil.org/
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 10 Sep 2019 12:24
Last Modified: 11 Oct 2019 11:57
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