Regional Sentinel Landscapes

  • Western Ghats (India)

    By FTA on November 27, 2013 in Regional Sentinel Landscapes
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    Agroforestry systems (coffee, tea, rubber, pepper, arecanut, cardamom) shape much of Western Ghats in India. Commercial agriculture in this area has existed for centuries. Now, these commercial crops have reached the margins of protected areas. In many cases, the only forests left are small sections which are either community-managed (i.e. sacred forests) or privately owned.

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  • West Africa Sentinel Landscape (WASL)

    By FTA on November 27, 2013 in Regional Sentinel Landscapes
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    The West Africa Sentinel Landscape is found within a transect that spans the NE of Mali, Burkina Faso, Northern, and Northern Togo. This transect also includes the Niger Basin and the Volta. The research will try to generate data on landscape performance over time, to permit identification and interpretation of these thresholds with respect to potential impacts on poverty, food

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  • Nicaragua – Honduras Sentinel Landscape

    By FTA on November 27, 2013 in Regional Sentinel Landscapes
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    The Nicaragua Honduras Sentinel Landscape is characterized by a variety of land uses. Tree cover is therefore diverse, competition for land is high, and speculation and renting land are common, but these arrangements drive deforestation, hinder long term investments and exacerbate land degradation.

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  • Mekong Sentinel Landscape

    By FTA on November 27, 2013 in Regional Sentinel Landscapes
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    In the last two decades, Mekong economies have grown much faster than usual. Large infrastructure development has caused, and will continue to cause, dramatic changes in forest cover, land use patterns and regional ecosystem services.

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  • Central Africa Humid Tropics Transect Sentinel landscape

    By FTA on November 27, 2013 in Regional Sentinel Landscapes
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    Since Rio 1992, trees in Central Africa are influenced by several biophysical and socio-economic pressures. It is important to identify how to combine programs to meet the multidisciplinary and multi-institutional needs.

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