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Is The Pantanal A Pristine Place? Conflicts Related to the Conservation of The Pantanal

Chiaravalloti, Rafael Morais; (2016) Is The Pantanal A Pristine Place? Conflicts Related to the Conservation of The Pantanal. Ambiente & Sociedade , 19 (2) pp. 305-310. 10.1590/1809-4422ASOC142964V1922016. Green open access

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Abstract

The book "Biodiversidade e ocupação humana do Pantanal mato-grossense: conflitos e oportunidades" brings to discussion a hardly citied issue in academic debates: the conservation of the Pantanal. A place pointed out by some authors as pristine. The book is divided into three main chapters. The first one is about the physical / biological feature of the region and the second covers the local historical occupation. Important publications about the Pantanal are sumerized well in both chapters. The last chapter describes current conflict between local people and Protected Areas over land use. However the authors misuse several findings about local settlements in the region, leading to imprecise conclusions. The lack of scientific accuracy in the main part of the book undermines its potential academic impact. Nonetheless this book triggers important debates about the conservation of the Pantanal, showing that it is not pristine and free of threats as is widely claimed.

Type: Article
Title: Is The Pantanal A Pristine Place? Conflicts Related to the Conservation of The Pantanal
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1590/1809-4422ASOC142964V1922016
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/1809-4422ASOC142964V1922...
Language: English
Additional information: This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/) which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium provided the original work is properly cited.
Keywords: The Pantanal; traditional communities; Protected Areas
UCL classification: UCL > School of Arts and Social Sciences
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1549788
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