Harvesting Brazil Nuts and Timber in the Peruvian Amazon

It’s a controversial question – can selective logging coexist with Brazil nut harvesting? As part of their livelihoods, many of Peru’s Brazil nut concession holders currently do both, but it’s not yet know what effect timber harvesting is having on Brazil nut production. To find out, CIFOR researchers and local university students are working in Madre de Dios alongside harvesters in the concessions, measuring nut production and logging impacts.

To learn more, and for more stories of CIFOR’s work in the Amazon, visit http://blog.cifor.org/amazon

MUSIC: Special thanks to composer Oscar Alberto Macedo Mejia for allowing us to use his songs “Hermano Nativo” and “Pueblo Viejo”, from an album composed for the centenary of Madre de Dios.
Email: omacedo63@hotmail.com
Phone (Peru): 966382109

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