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Restauración ecológica en una cuenca de la zona andina, un esfuerzo colectivo para el mantenimiento de los servicios ecosistémicos (Ecological restoration in a watershed of the Andes)

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Tree Management in the Northwestern Andean Cordillera of Peru

Background

Peasant communities in the northwestern Andean Cordillera of Peru utilize many indigenous and introduced trees and shrubs to satisfy a variety of material needs. However, forest resources are over-harvested and over-grazed, contributing to soil erosion. This study aims to identify the major tree and shrub species in the region and understand their ecologies and usages, and to recommend priorities for reforestation in the region taking human usage into account.

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