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

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  • Jos Barlow
  • Alexander C Lees
  • Plinio Sist
  • Rafael Almeida
  • Caroline Arantes
  • Dolors Armenteras
  • Erika Berenguer
  • Patrick Caron
  • Francisco Cuesta
  • Carolina Rodrigues da Costa Doria
  • Joice Ferreira
  • Alexander Flecker
  • Sebastian Heilpern
  • Michelle Kalamandeen
  • Nathalia Nascimento
  • Marielos Peña-Claros
  • Camille Piponiot Laroche
  • Paulo Santos Pompeu
  • Carlos Souza
  • Judson F Valentim
Publication date12/11/2021
Host publicationAmazon Assessment Report 2021
Place of PublicationNew York
Publisher UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN)
Number of pages18
ISBN (electronic)9781734808001
<mark>Original language</mark>English


Human activities destroy biodiversity and disrupt the functioning of aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems at different levels. This chapter provides sustainable approaches to address some of the biggest 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.