Skip to main content
Shopping cart: items Cart

Distributed for Conservation International

A Rapid Biological Assessment of the Northern Cordillera Vilcabamba, Peru

Under imminent threat from habitat destruction, the northern Cordillera Vilcabamba in the Andes is one of Peru’s biologically richest areas. This report presents the results of two recent ecological surveys of this little-known region.

Investigating both high and low elevation sites, the surveys discovered several species new to science. For instance, nearly a third of all the butterfly and moth species studied were previously unknown, and a large arboreal rodent species collected may even represent a new genus. This report also provides critical recommendations for effective conservation in the Vilcabamba, as well as a detailed anthropological assessment of resource use by local communities.

200 pages | 8-1/2 x 11 | © 1999

Rapid Assessment Program

Biological Sciences: Ecology

Conservation International image

View all books from Conservation International

Be the first to know

Get the latest updates on new releases, special offers, and media highlights when you subscribe to our email lists!

Sign up here for updates about the Press