Articles by Richard BodmerDurrell Institute of Conservation and Ecology, University of Kent

Wildly fluctuating water levels in the Amazon

Research is being conducted in the Peruvian Amazon on the effects of climate change to its wildlife and local people. In 2010 the water levels of the Amazon River were at a historic low resulting in extreme dry conditions. In 2009 the same river was at a historic high, flooding huge area of Amazonian forests.

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Peccary pelt certification helps to conserve Amazon forests

Peccary pelt certification in the Peruvian Amazon is serving as a catalyst for community-based wildlife management. Four communities are currently certified and the implementation of community based wildlife management here has resulted in positive conservation.

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