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Five keys for understanding Amazon resilience

Posted on 10 June 2016    
The Uatumã Biological Reserve is part of the Amazon Region Protected Areas (ARPA)
© Ricardo Lisboa / WWF US
In order to discuss theories and models in regards to the climate resilience, and their application to the Amazon Protected Areas systems, several experts met in Bogota in the NASCC Project framework.
 
These five keys allow to understand the challenges associated with resilience in Amazon:
 
1. Adaptation of the planning and management of the Amazon protected Areas Systems to allow for the integration of the already existing inputs associated to facing climate change (mitigation, adaptation and the climate resilience).
 
2. Identification of mechanisms for knowledge management regarding change and transformation drivers; particularly the dynamic and evolution of climate, hydrological, and land use change patterns.
 
3.  It is important to consolidate monitoring and research programs to improve the knowledge on structure and operation of socio-ecological systems, and to anticipate and facilitate the management of their own change/transformation.
 
4. Situations that require adaptive governance processes must be approached in an explicit way, particularly where the magnitude of the process of change caused by the climate, or the magnitude of the impact on structural elements of landscape conservation, is such that it is not possible to avoid the impact.
 
5. Create spaces to reassess the objectives of conservation and management of the Amazon biome in the short and long- term. This includes a detailed and explicit review of all the elements of the Amazon Conservation Vision vision (i.e. conservation values, pressures and threats, representativeness, functionality, social wellbeing) from an adaptation perspective approach of both spatial and institutional Amazon biome Protected Areas Systems .
 
 
 
 
The Uatumã Biological Reserve is part of the Amazon Region Protected Areas (ARPA)
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