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AMBIO

, Volume 41, Issue 3, pp 302–308 | Cite as

A New Framework for Natural Resource Management in Amazonia

  • Nidia Noemi Fabré
  • Vandick da Silva Batista
  • Maria Olívia de Albuquerque Ribeiro
  • Richard J. Ladle
Synopsis

Introduction

The Amazon rainforest has an iconic position in the global conservation movement: not only is it the largest continuous tropical rainforest in the world, but it also encapsulates many of the greatest challenges facing twentieth century conservation. However, while deforestation and its potential impact on global climate systems (Malhi et al. 2008) grab most of the headlines, it is easy to forget that Amazonia is also home to a large and diverse human population (Ribeiro and Fabré 2003). In addition to the remaining indigenous tribes, there are many settlements and scattered communities of fishermen and farmers of mixed ethnic origins. The support and active engagement of these communities in conservation and sustainable resource management is essential for the success of any conservation or sustainable development initiative.

Unfortunately, numerous studies have demonstrated that implementation of co-management or community-based management of natural resources is far more...

Keywords

Management Unit Local Stakeholder Terra Firme Terra Firme Forest Extractive Practice 
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© Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  • Nidia Noemi Fabré
    • 1
    • 2
  • Vandick da Silva Batista
    • 1
    • 2
  • Maria Olívia de Albuquerque Ribeiro
    • 3
  • Richard J. Ladle
    • 1
    • 4
  1. 1.Institute of Biological Sciences and HealthFederal University of Alagoas/UFALMaceióBrazil
  2. 2.Integrated Program of Aquatic Resources and Floodplains of Federal University of Amazonas/PYRÁ-UFAMManausBrazil
  3. 3.UNINORTE Amazonas, Science and Technology Secretary of Amazonas State, SECT-AM, Integrated Program of Aquatic Resources and Floodplains of Federal University of Amazonas/PYRÁ-UFAMManausBrazil
  4. 4.School of Geography and the EnvironmentUniversity of OxfordOxfordUK

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