Investigación y conservación de la biodiversidad en Perú: Importancia del uso de técnicas modernas y procedimientos administrativos eficientes

Translated title of the contribution: Research and conservation of biodiversity in Peru: Importance of using modern techniques and efficient administrative processes

Rudolf Von May, Alessandro Catenazzi, Ariadne Angulo, Pablo J. Venegas, Cesar Augusto Aguilar Puntriano

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Abstract

This commentary focuses on the importance that DNA sequence analysis has in biodiversity studies and the need for improving administrative procedures regarding biodiversity research in Peru. Given the rapid loss of biodiversity and natural resources in many areas of Peru, research aimed at identifying, characterizing, and describing biodiversity is a priority for developing appropriate conservation and mitigation strategies. For current and future research on Peruvian biodiversity and conservation, we emphasize the importance of using an integrative taxonomy approach, including the study of evolutionary processes associated with areas of high biodiversity and endemism. Additionally, it is essential that governmental institutions responsible for reviewing permit applications and research plans, focusing on biodiversity research in Peru, recognize and support studies that incorporate an integrative taxonomy approach. The use of modern techniques in the integrative taxonomy model in conjunction with efficient administrative procedures will be the best method for protecting Peruvian biodiversity.

Translated title of the contributionResearch and conservation of biodiversity in Peru: Importance of using modern techniques and efficient administrative processes
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)351-358
Number of pages8
JournalRevista Peruana de Biologia
Volume19
Issue number3
StatePublished - Dec 2012
Externally publishedYes

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
Agradecemos a Jennifer Jacobs y a Leonardo Romero por haber revisado las versiones preliminares de este manuscrito y por haber dado críticas editoriales constructivas. RvM agra-dece a National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Biology Program (DBI-1103087), National Geographic Society Committee for Research and Exploration (#9191-12) y American Philosophical Society por apoyar su investigación postdoctoral. Los autores declaran que no existe interés financiero, ni conflicto de intereses, asociado(s) a esta publicación. Las opiniones presentadas en esta publicación son de los autores y no de sus instituciones o la Asociación Peruana de Herpetología.

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