New book about Ecuadorian butterflies

Checa,Maria V mfcheca at
Tue Feb 2 14:50:24 EST 2010

Title: 	Mariposas de Canand??: sus amenazas, potencial y futuro
	Butterflies from Canande: their threats, potential and future
Author: Mar??a F. Checa
Language: Spanish
Full color, couch?? paper, hard cover. 72 pp.
Trama Editorial, Quito-Ecuador.
ISBN: 978-9978-369104

Promoting sustainable development in the west Ecuadorian hotspot 
is urgently required, where less than 6% of natural forests remain 
and more than 75% of people are poor.
This book provides a literature review of the main deforestation 
factors of this area and shows the link between poverty and 
natural resources exploitation (devastation?) in Ecuador. It also 
presents the benefits that biocommerce of butterflies has produced 
in developing countries and why this is a potential tool to 
promote conservation and provide economic benefits in Ecuador. 
Finally, it provides a photographic guide to the butterflies 
(Nymphalidae) from the Reserve Canande River located in the wet 
forests of the Choco hotspot of diversity in Ecuador.

Limited availability in USA, any request please send an email to 
mfcheca at

Checa,Maria V


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