Settlement Patterns and Ecosystem Pressures in the Peruvian Rainforest: Understanding the Impacts of Indigenous Peoples on Biodiversity

To what extent do regional socioeconomic processes influence the level of ecosystem pressure being exerted by indigenous groups? In Manu National Park, increments in environmental pressures have been associated with an increased disruption of the indigenous livelihoods, created mostly by the intensification of regional socioeconomic activities and changes in settlement patterns. More
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About Rodolfo Tello

Rodolfo Tello is an anthropologist who has worked extensively in different countries of Latin America on issues such as social development, indigenous peoples and environmental conservation. He conducted research with the Wachiperi, Awajún, Nahua, and Quechua-Lamista of the Peruvian rainforest. He also worked implementing the social safeguard policies of a large multilateral organization in countries such as Bolivia, Paraguay, Colombia, Argentina, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Brazil, Ecuador, Bahamas and Suriname. He holds a PhD in anthropology from American University and has a master's degree from the University of Maryland, College Park. He was a Fulbright scholar and currently works as a consultant for an international development organization. He is also a general aviation pilot and occasionally teaches university classes on cultural anthropology.

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