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Arboles Utiles de la Region Tropical de America del Norte (Useful Trees of the Tropical Region of North America)

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This article describes 20 species of tropical trees that grow natively or have been introduced to tropical North America.

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Conserving Biodiversity in a Complex Biological and Social Setting: The Case of Colombia

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Colombia is known for its immense biological diversity and complexity. This article examines three of the primary causes of these characteristics, including history, geogrpahy, and evolution along with the context of the country's conservation efforts. The auhors then identified threats based on trends that emerged from these themes.

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Native trees and shrubs for the productive rehabilitation of tropical cattle ranching lands

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The Humid Tropics Cattle Ranching Complex: Cases from Panama Reviewed

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Increasing local capacities in rural Panama

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While Panama continues to have high levels of biodiversity, the country loss large swaths of forest between 1950 to 2000 primarily due to the expansion and intensification of cattle ranching. Drawing from their work with local ranchers, the authors review the emergence of cattle ranching in Panama along with potential solutions and unique approaches to halting these trends.

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Sustainable ranching and restoring forests in agricultural landscapes, Panama

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Use of native tree species by a Hispanic community in Panama

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Forest provide countless resources yet many of them go unreported since they are used locally and never make it to national or international markets. This study examines the uses of wild plants by a small farming community in central Panama as a case-study for timber and non-timber forest products used by tropical, nonforest-dwelling, nonindigenous peoples.

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The tree planting and protecting culture of cattle ranchers and small-scale agriculturalists in rural Panama: Opportunities for reforestation and land restoration

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Artisan Non-Timber Forest Products in Darien Province in Panama: The Importance of Context

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The Transformation of a Frontier: State and Regional Relationships in Panama, 1972- 1990

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A Multicountry Assessment of Tropical Resource Monitoring by Local Communities

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The study compared data collected on status and trends collected independently by local community members and trained scientists for 63 taxa and five types of resource use in 34 tropical forest sites over 2.5 years so examine the assumption that local people are less objective than external scientists when monitoring natural resources.

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Bridging the great divide: State, civil society, and ‘participatory’ conservation mapping in a resource extraction zone

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Imitating Natural Ecosystems through Successional Agroforestry for the Regeneration of Degraded Lands - A Case Study of Smallholder Agriculture in Northeastern Brazil

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Protocol for Monitoring Tropical Forest Restoration: Perspectives from the Atlantic Forest Restoration Pact in Brazil

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This article highlights the need for standardized monitoring protocols in forest landscape restoration projects and uses the example of the protocol developed by the Atlantic Forest Restoration Pact in Brazil.

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Participatory research for restoration and agro-ecological production

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This chapter describes the process and outcomes of a 25-year participatory research project that was carried out in partnership between CIPAV and farmers of a local community in El Dovio, Valle del Cauca, Colombia. The project was guided by integrated land management and the need to combine biodiversity conservation, ecological restoration, and sustainable use of natural resources. 

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A tree-based approach to biomass estimation from remote sensing data in a tropical agricultural landscape

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Due to increasing agricultural landcover throughout the world, it is critical to develop methods that estimate above ground biomass and carbon in order to accurately monitor terrestrial carbon stocks and predicting carbo dynamics. This paper claims that while active remote sensing data may be a means to achieve these estimates, the plot-based methods may not be suitable for these agricultural areas. Thus, the authors seek an alternative. 

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Can short-term payments for ecosystem services deliver long-term tree cover change?

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While payment for ecosystem services (PES) has been lauded has been an effective strategy, particularly to increase tree cover in agricultural areas. Yet, there has been limited evaluation of long-term success, such as that after the payment period.

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Restoration of Degraded Tropical Forest Landscapes

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Oil palm expansion without enclosure: smallholders and environmental narratives

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Potential for low-cost carbon removal through tropical reforestation

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