Essays about: "Amazon Forest"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 32 essays containing the words Amazon Forest.

  1. 1. Monitoring deforestation in the Serranía de Chiribiquete in northern Colombian Amazon using time series analysis of satellite data

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Institutionen för naturgeografi och ekosystemvetenskap

    Author : Yuyang Qian; [2023]
    Keywords : Physical Geography and Ecosystem analysis; CCDC; Forest loss; Landsat; Sentinel-1; Change detection; NNP; FARC; Earth and Environmental Sciences;

    Abstract : Deforestation monitoring is of significant importance for the ecosystem, climate change,and policy-making. The availability of optical and synthetic aperture radar (SAR) satellite remote sensing images, along with the development of time series change detection methods, has contributed to the increasing popularity of time series analysis in forest disturbance monitoring. READ MORE

  2. 2. Ecosystems Services in swidden agriculture in the Peruvian tropical Andes : the Kechwa-Lamas farm-forestry system

    University essay from SLU/Dept. of Urban and Rural Development

    Author : Geannine Gisset Chabaneix Portocarrero; [2023]
    Keywords : swidden agriculture; ecosystem services; Peru; Amazon;

    Abstract : In the Amazon, life supporting services are importantly associated to forest areas. Nevertheless, the connection of ecosystem services to agricultural systems it is also of great importance, because agriculture is one of the most important causes of degradation and loss of these areas. READ MORE

  3. 3. The Impact of Human Presence on Terrestrial Mammals in Secondary Regenerating Forest of the Peruvian Amazon

    University essay from Uppsala universitet/Institutionen för biologisk grundutbildning

    Author : Duncan Pandya; [2023]
    Keywords : Neotropics; camera traps; terrestrial mammals; human presence; species richness; diversity index;

    Abstract : Human disturbance is becoming an ever-bigger threat to biodiversity across the globe and should continue to be a field of conservation priority. Urbanisation, research and tourism put unavoidable pressure on the surrounding flora and fauna, therefore we need to gain knowledge on how to reduce future harm. READ MORE

  4. 4. To Keep the Forest Standing: Analyzing Proposals to Safeguard the Brazilian Amazon Through Mandatory Due Diligence

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Juridiska institutionen; Lunds universitet/Juridiska fakulteten

    Author : Amanda Oliveira; [2023]
    Keywords : International Law; Human Rights; Due Diligence; Amazon Forest; Responsible Business; Livestock; Beef Industry; Deforestation; Environmental Law.; Law and Political Science;

    Abstract : The Brazilian state has failed to protect the Amazon rainforest, its biodiversity, and its forest-dependent population. Scientific evidence proves the vital importance of the Amazon biome for life on Earth, as well as its crucial role in maintaining global climate balance. Recently, deforestation rates in Brazil have skyrocketed. READ MORE

  5. 5. Struggling to make a life in the Peruvian Amazon: A case study on the livelihood activities in the indigenous community Naranjal

    University essay from Uppsala universitet/Institutionen för geovetenskaper

    Author : Célina Marie Scülfort; [2022]
    Keywords : Sustainable Development; SDGs 2; 3; 15; agriculture and forestry; rural livelihoods; indigenous communities; Peruvian Amazon; forest landscapes; smallholder farming; access to food; local knowledge;

    Abstract : International climate mitigation agendas increasingly focus on the conservation of tropical forests such as the Amazon due to their high potential of sequestering large amounts of carbon. At the same time, Peru’s Amazonian frontier is increasingly subject to market pressures and other factors contributing to deforestation and the expansion of the agricultural frontier. READ MORE