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The tropical dry forest, the most endangered ecosystem in the tropics, is extremely threatened by the dominance of extensive cattle ranching. The consequences of conventional ranching systems in Panama are particularly severe in the dry forest ecosystem of the Azuero Peninsula. The destruction of forests has degraded the ecosystem service goods such as; water, soil fertility, and biodiversity, which are necessary to support ranching and agricultural livelihoods. With erratic annual rainfall and a dry season lasting from five to six months, the region’s extreme climate variations compound the stresses of unsustainable land use practices and make efforts to restore the ecosystem particularly challenging.

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  • Copyright: federico ce (federico) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 505 W: 0 N: 657] (5779)
  • Genre: People
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2015-12-17
  • Categories: Daily Life
  • Exposure: f/0.2, 1/214 seconds
  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2016-12-29 13:55
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