Urban Forests as a Support for Biodiversity in the Southern Andes

M. Lucía Bocelli

This project aims at evaluating the habitat potential of urban forests for native fauna in Bariloche, the most developed city in northwestern Argentine Patagonia.

Colaptes pitius

Colaptes pitius

Deficiencies in planning, management and citizen/decision- maker education have led to habitat loss as well as several threats to sensitive wildlife. Therefore, we intend to develop management indicators that maximise habitat quality, and to raise awareness on threatening human practices.

Our results will serve to foster human-nature connection, generate “best practices” manuals for the public and guidelines to improve governmental and professional capacities for planning and managing a city that supports suitable urban forests for wildlife.

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