A Perfect Storm in the Amazon Wilderness

Development and Conservation in the Context of the Initiative for the Integration of the Regional Infrastructure of South America (IIRSA)

The ongoing changes that threaten the Amazon Wilderness – agriculture, logging, climate change – will likely be intensified under a South American initiative to build roads and other infrastructure across the continent. A Perfect Storm in the Amazon Wilderness: Development and Conservation in the Context of the Initiative for the Integration of the Regional Infrastructure of South America (IIRSA) is a new publication by CABS scientist Tim Killeen, who reviews the impact of this initiative on the biodiversity and communities of the region and proposes strategies for how IIRSA, as a visionary and much-needed plan for economic development, could be even more effective for the long-term conservation and wealth of the region.

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Amazonia; South America     Agriculture; Deforestation; Climate