Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation through Alternative Landuses in Rainforests of the Tropics

Peru

REDD-Alert researchers are working in Ucayali, in the Peruvian Amazon.

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Approximately 50 years of deforestation and a steadily growing population base has led to some 25% of the region being converted to other land uses, representing the probable path that other soon-to-be developed areas will follow. Biophysical characteristics (e.g. rainfall and soils) are similar to those of many regions in the Amazon, so that research outcomes can be applied more widely and compared to the larger Amazon region.
 

Read more: Alternatives to Slash-and-Burn in Peru: Summary Report and Synthesis of Phase II (2005) - Download PDF (1890 KB)