Symposium 03: Key Factors in the Conservation of aquatic environments in the Peruvian Tropical Andes.

Organized by Eduardo Oyague, Adrian Vera. Centro de Ornitología y Biodiversidad (CORBIDI), Lima, Perú.

Freshwater environments, particularly rivers and other water bodies associated with them as Floodplains, Wetlands and Oxbow lakes, are very sensitive to different activities both on the channel or in the surrounding land area, as (by example): channel modification (flood control or water abstraction), contaminant discharges (point source pollution), land-use changes (diffuse pollution), etc.

The objective of the proposed Symposia is to identify the trends in the current research to define key aspects in conservation of freshwater ecosystem in the Peruvian tropical Andes. To this end, researchers and institutions will be invited to present and share their research work and experiences on the subject.

Symposium program: (October 15, 2015).

13:30 - 13:35:   Welcome. Eduardo Oyague Passuni.

13:35 - 13:55:  Freshwater habitats in Perú: threats and research requirements for management. Speaker: Eduardo Oyague PassuniInstitution: Centro de Ornitologia y Biodiversidad (CORBIDI).

14:00 - 14:20: Hydrological connectivity in the Andean Amazon. Threats and precisions about the maintenance of a key ecological process. Speaker: José Antonio Arenas-Ibarra. Institution: Universidad Científica del Sur. Perú.

14:25 - 14:45: Leading the hydroelectric development in the Marañon River basin. Speaker: Cecilia Álvarez. Institution: WWF – World Wildlife Fund.

14:50 - 15:10: Mapping and Valuing Ecosystem Services in the Marañon Basin, Peru. Speaker: Claudia Véliz. Institution: WWF – World Wildlife Fund.

15:15 - 15:35: Climate Change and Human Impacts on Tropical High Andean Wetland Ecosystems.  Speaker: Jan Baiker. InstitutionResearch Group on Environment and Climate, Department of Geography, University of Zurich.

15.35 - 15.50:  Coffee Break

15:50 - 16:10: Andean-Amazon Freshwater Systems: Key Environmental Regulations for Conservation. Speaker: Adrián Vera. Institution: Centro de Ornitologia y Biodiversidad (CORBIDI).

16:15 - 16:35:  Current knowledge about the conservation of Peruvian freshwater fish. Speaker: Max HidalgoInstitution: Museo de Historia Natural. UNMSM.

16:40 - 17:00:  Discussion, end of symposium.

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