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Scientists Produce a New Roadmap For Guiding Development & Conservation Efforts in the Amazon

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Scientists Produce a New Roadmap For Guiding Development & Conservation Efforts in the Amazon
(December 23, 2016)   -   New river basin classification will help safeguard region’s biodiversity and monitor infrastructure developmeScientists from WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society), the Nature Conservancy, and several partners in Brazil and Peru have produced a geographic information system (GIS) “roadmap” to help guide conservation efforts at large scale in the Amazon River basin, a region roughly the size of the United States.The new spatial framework—created with several major data sets a...

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