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Acta Scientiarum. Biological Sciences 2012, 34 3

Author: Marco Antonio Gomes Souto

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Acta Scientiarum.
Biological Sciences ISSN: 1679-9283 eduem@uem.br Universidade Estadual de Maringá Brasil Gomes Souto, Marco Antonio A conservationist approach on environmental diagnosis of ground use in the Iguatemi river basin, Mato Grosso do Sul State, Brazil Acta Scientiarum.
Biological Sciences, vol.
34, núm.
3, julio-septiembre, 2012, pp.
271-277 Universidade Estadual de Maringá .png, Brasil Available in: http:--www.redalyc.org-articulo.oa?id=187123686004 How to cite Complete issue More information about this article Journals homepage in redalyc.org Scientific Information System Network of Scientific Journals from Latin America, the Caribbean, Spain and Portugal Non-profit academic project, developed under the open access initiative Acta Scientiarum http:--www.uem.br-acta ISSN printed: 1679-9283 ISSN on-line: 1807-863X Doi: 10.4025-actascibiolsci.v34i3.9001 A conservationist approach on environmental diagnosis of ground use in the Iguatemi river basin, Mato Grosso do Sul State, Brazil Marco Antonio Gomes Souto Instituto Reserva Natural, Rua Augusto Marques, 1637, 14400-480, Centro, Franca, São Paulo, Brazil.
*Author for correspondence. E-mail: marecologia@gmail.com ABSTRACT.
Landscape Ecology is a contemporary approach in conservation studies in which, coupled to the development and use of GIS-based tools, provides new methods for the analysis of forest fragments. Based on these new approaches, the environmental assessment of ground use in the Iguatemi river basin Mato Grosso do Sul State, Brazil is provided through conservation-based flora and ecology aspects.
A regional map of ground use with field-collected data using Rapid Ecological Assessment methodology and digital satellite images was prepared.
AER analysis showed a highly impacted region featuring intense transformation in ground use with a conversion of 87% of native forest into grazing and agriculture land. The general situation is inconsistent with APA guidelines, the conservationist ...





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