A new study in Biological Conservation examines records of international conservation funding to South American major deforestation regions, which reveals a shift towards prioritizing remote areas with high carbon storage over those with high species richness, a strong interest in the Amazon, and varied interests of bilateral donors comparing to multilateral donors.
Alma Mendoza (pictured here) has started work as a postdoctoral researcher with María Piquer-Rodríguez and Martha Bonilla Moheno on a project to identify the main characteristics that underlie the patterns and dynamics of the Social-Ecological Land Systems (SELS) in Mexico.
On 28 June the GLP Socio-Ecological Land Systems in Latin America Working Group and the GLP Nodal Office for Latin America presented the newly-created Network of Andean Social-Ecological Observatories (funded by the ESA-Future Earth Joint Program), that integrates the social-ecological monitoring efforts of the region. The webinar recording and presenters' slides are now available.
A new paper in Conservation draws from over 70 local interviews with stakeholders in Brazil to assess the role that relational values can play as a “deep” leverage point for a land-use transition in the Amazon.