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    Chapter 27: Conservation measures to counter the main threats to Amazonian biodiversity

    Barlow, Jos, Lees, Alexander Charles, Sist, Plinio, Almeida, Rafael, Arantes, Caroline, Armenteras, Dolors, Berenguer, Erika, Caron, Patrick, Cuesta, Francisco, Doria, Carolina, Ferreira, Joice, Flecker, Alexander, Heilpern, Sebastian, Kalamandeen, Michelle, Peña-Claros, Marielos, Piponiot, Camille, Pompeu, Paulo Santos, Souza, Carlos and Valentim, Judson F (2021) Chapter 27: Conservation measures to counter the main threats to Amazonian biodiversity. In: Amazon Assessment Report 2021. Technical Report. United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network, New York, USA.

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    Present-day human activities are reducing and altering Amazonian biodiversity and disrupting the functioning of terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems (Chapter 19 & 20). This chapter outlines some of the approaches required to address the main threats to the Amazon’s biodiversity and ecosystems, i.e.,deforestation, damming of rivers, mining, hunting, illegal trade, drug production and trafficking, illegal logging, overfishing, and infrastructure expansion. The role of restoration is addressed in Chapters 28 and 29.

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