Book about Ecuadorian butterflies

Checa,Maria V mfcheca at
Wed Jun 2 09:49:15 EDT 2010

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

The book 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. it also 
provides a literature review of the main deforestation factors of 
this area and shows the link between poverty and natural resources 
exploitation  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.

Limited availability in USA, US 18 (shipping included), any 
request please send an email to mfcheca at

Checa,Maria V


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