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Amazon Basin – GIWA Regional assessment 40b

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Name of Publication:
Global International Waters Assessment
Amazon Basin, GIWA Regional assessment 40b
University of Kalmar on behalf of United Nations Environment Programme
Publication date
April, 2004
Barthem, R. B., Charvet-Almeida, P., Montag, L. F. A. and A. E. Lanna
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This report presents the assessment of the Amazon Basin – the largest basin on the planet and also one of the least understood. Although sparsely inhabited, the Basin is subject to extensive anthropogenic impacts through deforestation, mining, hydropower generation and agricultural activities that all have contributed to considerable changes in aquatic habitats and communities. The root causes of habitat and community modification are identified in the Madeira Basin, shared by Brazil, Bolivia and Peru, and potential policy options are presented.

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Front cover (459 Kb)
Title pages (48 Kb)
Table of contents (31 Kb)
Executive summary (44 Kb)
Abbreviations and acronyms (35 Kb)
Regional definition (1 722 Kb)
Assessment (1 244 Kb)
Causal chain analysis (1 033 Kb)
Policy options (74 Kb)
References (68 Kb)
Annexes (120 Kb)
Global International Waters Assessment (797 Kb)
GIWA Methodology (219 Kb)
Back cover (1 978 Kb)

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