|Town/Region||Copo National Park, Pampa de los Guanacos|
|Continent||Central and Latin America|
|Categories||Biodiversity, Forests, Invertebrates|
|Date||14 Oct 2020|
This project is immersed in one of the main conservation objectives at present in Latin America, which is the protection of forests in agroecosystem areas through the implementation of biodiversity-friendly practices developed by the National Commission for the Knowledge and Use of Biodiversity (CONABIO in Spanish). Moreover, this project is part of the general objectives of the National Plan for the Management of Forests with Integrated Cattle Raising (MBGI in Spanish), which postulates the conservation of the native forest and its biodiversity based on low environmental impact technologies and the implementation of good practices for sustainable cattle raising.
We will focus on promoting livestock systems that directly contribute to forest conservation through the implementation of silvopastoral systems, and indirectly to the conservation of dung beetles, their ecosystem functions, and services. Therefore, we will expect that the combination of trees and dung beetles in livestock areas will improve soil quality and higher production yield over time. To have a broader vision of livestock farming in the Argentine dry forest, we will also focus on the social, economic, and productive components promoting workshops and meetings with producers and people interested in silvopastoral livestock farming, to guide the transition towards biodiversity-friendly practices.
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