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Aug 10

Wildlife, Forests and Culture of the Argentinean Chaco

Sunday, August 10, 2014 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Prescott Public Library, 215 E. Goodwin Street, Prescott, AZ 86303

Wildlife, Forests and Culture of the Argentinean Chaco with Mariana Altrichter. Learn about the strong connection with and dependence of local peasants in the Argentine Chaco upon their dry forest environment and how this was dramatically affected by the International Money Fund imposed structural adjustments.

Mariana Altrichter has conducted over 15 years of biological and sociological research on conservation of biodiversity, use of wildlife by rural and indigenous people, and the interactions between macroeconomics and local people's livelihoods. She has published over 30 scientific papers, books and book chapters. Her recent research projects include the use and conservation of wildlife in an Indigenous Reserve in Costa Rica, the effects of economic policies on biodiversity and local peasants´ livelihoods in the Argentine Chaco and the conservation status of white-lipped peccaries in Latin America. Presented with funding from the Friends of the Prescott Public Library.

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