Gisela Paredes Leguizamón, Colombian SMUS Partner, co-authored the “Rapid Assessment of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services in the Amazon Basin/Region”, published by the Amazon Cooperation Treaty Organization (ACTO). ACTO considers this Assessment a milestone for work in the Amazon, as it is the first sub-regional assessment in the world to be prepared under the conceptual framework and methodology of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES). This means that it used the best capabilities of all scientific disciplines and other traditional knowledge systems to provide relevant and timely information to support the development of public policies in the ACTO member countries that share the Amazon region, i.e. Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Peru, Suriname and Venezuela.
The executive summary (in different languages) and the full chapters are downloadable here.