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The 12,000 kilometers of international boundaries within the Amazon’s lowland rainforest biome form the axis of a borderland region shared by the nine states of Amazonia (Figure 1). These Amazon borderlands contain high concentrations of conservation units and indigenous territories to preserve the transboundary region’s rich ecological and cultural diversity (Figures 2 & 3). However, this biocultural diversity is increasingly threatened by advancing development frontiers and a growing global demand for Amazonian resources.
59th Annual Center for Latin American Studies Conference, University of Florida, January 28-30, 2010
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Salisbury, David S., Jorge Vela Alvarado, and Cloe R. Franko. "The Changing Contexts and Transboundary Dynamics of Reconciling Conservation and Development in the Amazon Borderlands." 59th Annual Center for Latin American Studies Conference, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL. January 28-30, 2010.