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MARTEL, Carlos  and  CAIRAMPOMA, Lianka. Quantification of the carbon storage in amazon vegetation types at "CICRA", Madre de Dios (Peru). Ecol. apl. [online]. 2012, vol.11, n.2, pp.59-65. ISSN 1726-2216.

The Peruvian Amazon Basin is characterized by the presence of multiple vegetation types. They are being given great impact by human activities such as mining and, logging. All this, coupled with global climate change, creates confusion about the future of our forests. The identification of levels of carbon storage in forested areas, and specifically in each vegetation type, would allow better management of conservation areas, and then identify potential areas that could serve to finance carbon sequestration and other environmental services. This study was conducted at the Biological Station for Research and Training Center Rio Los Amigos (CICRA, Spanish acronym). At the station three main formations were identified, alluvial terrace forests, flood terrace forests and Mauritia swamps. The alluvial terrace forest presents the most extensive area and the highest amount of carbon stored. As result, CICRA vegetations were valued at approx. 11 millions U.S. dollars. Admission to the supply of carbon credits could promote Amazon forest conservation.

Keywords : Tropical forests; Peruvian Amazon; global climate change; conservation; GIS.

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