David S. Salisbury

David S. Salisbury
University of Richmond | UR · Department of Geography and the Environment

University of Texas at Austin, PhD

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Publications (17)
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Parque Nacional da Serra do Divisor ameaçado. Amazônia Real, Série completa https://bit.ly/3wOGT2o
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Protected areas have numerous roles (such as biodiversity preservation, the development of scientific research and the sustainable use of natural resources), but they are under threat from political and economic forces. The 837 000-ha Serra do Divisor National Park (SDNP) in the south-western Brazilian Amazon combines the conservation of natural re...
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Local and cross-continental road building, increased economic teleconnections, growing agricultural demands, logging and mining practices, and general development processes are putting pressure on even the least densely populated regions of the Amazon, where local, regional, and global demand for food, fuel and fiber are resulting in observable bio...
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Resumen Las carreteras y la religión han sido estudiadas en relación a la apertura de la frontera amazónica y sus impactos ambientales y sociales, a pesar de que la relación entre religión y carreteras ha recibido poca atención en la literatura. Este artículo analiza el discurso y las iniciativas procarretera de una parroquia católica de una provin...
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Resumen: La titulación de territorios fue el objetivo más importante del movimiento indígena de la Amazonía peruana en las últimas décadas. Aunque más de ochenta comunidades permanecen sin título en la región de Ucayali, el movimiento indígena regional busca cada vez más fortalecer la gobernanza sobre territorios titulados. Exploramos el creciente...
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The Amazon basin, one of the world's core areas for biocultural diversity, includes or borders on nine South American states. The remote and biodiverse Amazon borderlands shared by these states contain over 12,000 kilometers of international boundaries and are increasingly threatened by transboundary infrastructure initiatives. This paper combines...
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Implementation of conservation and development in the Amazon borderlands requires effective transboundary coordination. Updated, readily understandable, and transboundary cartography becomes increasingly essential in Southwestern Amazo-nia as residents and decision makers attempt to mitigate the socio-environmental challenges and impacts in the bor...
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The cultivation and traffic of coca, Erythrolxylum coca, and coca derivatives remain understudied threats to the conservation of the Amazon rainforest. Currently the crop is transforming land use and livelihoods in the ecologically and culturally rich borderlands of Amazonian Peru. The isolated nature of this region characterized by indigenous popu...
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International boundaries in the lowland Amazon forest were historically drawn according to the scramble for natural resources. This paper uses a case study from the Peruvian and Brazilian border and the Ucayali and Juruá watersheds to understand the political ecology of a border process from contact to 2004. Results demonstrate how global resource...
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The geopolitical initiative of creating military settlement projects, fronteras vivas (living borders), along isolated stretches of the Amazon borderlands transforms land use and livelihoods in unexpected ways. A case study in the Peruvian Amazon explores the natural resource management, household economics, and political geography of a borderland...
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The livelihood strategies of former rubber tappers in the Amazon region are rapidly shifting from extraction of non-timber forest products to mixed systems based on agriculture and small scale cattle ranching. Using a combination of participatory methods and Geographical Information Systems, a case study in western Acre, Brazil explores how rubber...
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The Zona Reservada del Alto Purús is a 2.7 million-ha wilderness area, larger than the country of Belize, located in Peru’s Amazonian lowlands. Bounded by Manu National Park to the south and a mix of Brazilian indigenous territories and protected areas to the north and east, this sprawling, untouched backcountry is one of the most remote and poorly...

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