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Perú: Cerros de Kampankis

Rapid Biological and Social Inventories: 24

The Kampankis mountains are a knife-thin ridge in northern Peru that rises 1,435 m above the surrounding Amazon lowlands. For three weeks, a group of researchers explored both the biological diversity and cultural values of the Cerros de Kampankis landscape, with the aim of promoting the long-term conservation of the area by the local Awajún and Wampis indigenous peoples. Field Museum and Peruvian scientists recorded over 1,700 species of plants, fishes, amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals, including 25 species that appear to be new to science. The report is presented in Spanish and English, and includes conservation recommendations, a technical report on the biological and social findings, appendices, and an executive summary in Wampis and Awajún.  

454 pages | 24 color plates, 9 maps | 8 1/4 x 10/3/4

Rapid Biological and Social Inventories

Biological Sciences: Biology--Systematics

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Table of Contents

Contents for English Text
Institutional Profiles
Mission and Approach
Report at a Glance
Why the Kampankis Mountains?
Conservation in the Kampankis Mountains
Technical Report
Water Samples
Vascular Plants
Fish Sampling Stations
Amphibians and Reptiles
Large and Medium-sized Mammals
Useful Plants
Common Names of Plants and Animals
Indigenous Stories and Songs
Native Communities and Towns
Literature Cited
Published Reports

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