Amazon Wild Cacao Forest Restauration
Bolivia, Department of Beni, Itenez province: Amazon wetlands with forest islands and acient settlements started 2002 Active Agroforestry, Conservation, Natural Forest Management, Research, Restoration, Tourism
The ancient wild cacao Amazon forests or "chocolatales" of the Itenez department in Bolivia, shaped through precolombian anthropogenic use, have lost great part of its viability, due to climate change, observed in the last decades, but mainly by overuse through unsustainable extraction of ecologically important wood species. The importance of these woodlands are multiple for the local environment and communities.
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