Three levels of integrating ecology with the conservation of South American temperate forests: the initiative of the Institute of Ecological Research Chiloe, Chile

Rozzi R.; Silander, J; ARMESTO, JJ; Feinsinger P.; Massardo F.

Abstract

The diversity of native species assemblages and that of indigenous cultures that once characterized the temperate forests of southern Chile have experienced a process of homogenization ever since the Spanish conquest. Today this process continues to erode both biotic and cultural diversity. With the goal of linking ecological research with actions to conserve the biological and cultural richness of this region, we established the Institute of Ecological Research Chiloe. The Institute's philosophy and activities involve three approaches: (1) participation of professional ecologists in environmental education and decision making, through collaboration with the community at local, regional, and global scales. (2) programs of ecological education, which include planting indigenous trees in urban areas and creating a local botanical garden with representative Chilean forest species. (3) critical analyses of the narrow economic and utilitarian environmental ethics that currently prevail in Chile, and often in other Latin American nations, and examination of traditional or novel alternative ethics and perspectives that address multiple interrelations between biological and cultural dimensions.

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Título según WOS: Three levels of integrating ecology with the conservation of South American temperate forests: the initiative of the Institute of Ecological Research Chiloe, Chile
Título según SCOPUS: Three levels of integrating ecology with the conservation of South American temperate forests: The initiative of the Institute of Ecological Research Chiloe, Chile
Título de la Revista: BIODIVERSITY AND CONSERVATION
Volumen: 9
Asunto: 8
Editorial: Springer
Fecha de publicación: 2000-01-01
Página de inicio: 1199
Página final: 1217
Idioma: English
DOI/URL:

10.1023/A:1008909121715

Identificador: 10.1023/A:1008909121715
Notas: ISI, SCOPUS