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phys.org 26 Jan, 2023 00:45 am

The importance of freshwater corridors in the Amazon

The importance of freshwater corridors in the Amazon
The Amazon rainforest and basin are crucial for the balance of the Earth's environmental systems that enable life as we know it. The world's largest rainforest covers 6.7 million square kilometers and encompasses the largest network of forests and rivers in the world, housing around 10% of the world's biodiversity and 20% of the planet's freshwater.

Credit: Conservation Science and Practice (2022).A new study published in Conservation Science and Practice, assesses the critical areas that need to be protected to maintain this delicate balance.More information: Bernardo Caldas et al, Identifying the current and future status of freshwater connectivity corridors in the Amazon Basin, Conservation Science and Practice (2022).January 25, 2023 by The Alliance of Bioversity International and the International Center for Tropical Agriculture Existing and potential dam projects in the Amazon region.

The study was co-authored by Bernardo Caldas, Alliance of Bioversity and CIAT researcher and MEL Director for CALPE, and Michele Thieme.12853 Provided by The Alliance of Bioversity International and the International Center for Tropical Agriculture

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