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State of the Amazon: Freshwater Connectivity and Ecosystem Health

Posted on 11 April 2015    
State of the Amazon: Freshwater Connectivity and Ecosystem Health provides a comprehensive assessment of the current state of Amazon freshwater ecosystems and highlights the importance of hydrological connectivity and land-water interactions in maintaining the ecological functions that support water, food and energy security.
© WWF Living Amazon Initiative
​In November 2014, WWF Living Amazon Initiative launched the series State of the Amazon presenting the first report, State of the Amazon: Ecological Representation, Protected Areas and Indigenous Territories.
 
Now, we are pleased to present the newest report: State of the Amazon: Freshwater Connectivity and Ecosystem Health. Prominent researchers Marcia Macedo and Leandro Castello wrote the core scientific assessment which provides a comprehensive assessment of the current state of Amazon freshwater ecosystems and highlights the importance of hydrological connectivity and land-water interactions in maintaining the ecological functions that support water, food and energy security.
 
In this State of the Amazon report, we also present some contributions as sidebar articles, including a summary of the study Deforestation scenarios in the area of influence of the Tapajós Hydropower Complex, developed by WWF Living Amazon Initiative, WWF Brazil and the Amazon Environmental Research Institute (“IPAM” is the Portuguese acronym); and Tapajós: integrated planning for biodiversity conservation. It also includes the case Tocantins River Basin as the Future of the Amazon? and a a summary of the WWF Pan-Amazon view on the requirements for greener hydropower development.

Enjoy your reading.
State of the Amazon: Freshwater Connectivity and Ecosystem Health provides a comprehensive assessment of the current state of Amazon freshwater ecosystems and highlights the importance of hydrological connectivity and land-water interactions in maintaining the ecological functions that support water, food and energy security.
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