UNIVERSIDAD TÉCNICA PARTICULAR DE LOJA
La Universidad Católica de Loja
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REGIONAL SYSTEM OF
ANDEAN WETLANDS
Fausto López R.
Instituto de Ecología
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•Regional System of Andean Wetlands is part of the
Initiative: Designing a Regional System of Protected
Areas
• The Summer Undergraduate Research Program
should support the wetlands initiative
Andean Wetlands of Southern
Ecuador
Yacuambi
Fierrohurco
Podocarpus
Yacuri
3
MORE THA 100
LAKES
NO IMPORTANT
THREATS
NO LAND
OCCUPATION
49 lakes
Threats:
Livestock,
Trouts
Forest fires
Population:
Mestizo
Almost 40 lakes
MAIN THREATS:
Grazing
Agriculture
Towns close to the
wetlands
Population:
Saraguro (Kiwcha)
Conservation status:
No protected
The most threatened
of the 4 systems
Oña – Yacuambi Complex
Threats:
Livestock,
Trouts
Road construction
Mining Concesions
Population
Shuar, saraguros
and mestizos
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Team 1: Ecology of an extreme ecosystem: The
Andean páramo
Project 4 - Social and cultural importance of the
paramo ecosystem
Jeremy Rausch
Idaho adviser: Chad Hoikstra
UTPL advisor: Fausto Lopez
Support: Verónica Iñiguez and Ramiro
Morocho
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Team 2: Watershed management of the Andean
Páramo
Project 1 - Cultural perspectives on high Andean watersheds. Amy
Forsgren
Amy Forsgren
Contact: Fausto Lopez
Support: Ramiro Morocho and Verónica Iñiguez
Project 2- Social-economic impacs of mining and access to land tenure or
mining rights
Amy Forsgren
Contact: Fausto Lopez
Support: Veronica Iñiguez and Ramiro Morocho
Project 3 - Evaluating the jurisdictional map of authority over watershed
decisions
Danie Merriman
Idaho adviser: Michael Jennings.
UTPL Adviser: Fausto López
Support: Ramiro Morocho
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