Development, resource, and settlement frontiers inspired by national policies and global demand continue to expand into the international boundary lands of Amazonia. National policies promote development and conservation projects on lands already inhabited and managed. Regional governments are increasingly frustrated by the inadequate and outdated geographic information available to solve overlapping claims and improve planning in sensitive border regions. The resulting combination of inappropriate policies, contested resources, and poor geographic information in the borderlands create impacts not only for national, regional, and local landscapes and livelihoods but also foreign relations due to transboundary effects. This article uses a transboundary political ecology framework to contextualize the products, process, and promise of a Ucayali, Peru, Acre, Brazil transboundary mapping workshop funded by the Pan American Institute of Geography and History (PAIGH).

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Copyright © 2012, Instituto Panamericano de Geografia e Historia. This article first appeared in Revista Geográfica: 152 (2012), 105-115.

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