Coca and conservation: cultivation, eradication, and trafficking in the Amazon borderlands

@article{Salisbury2013CocaAC,
  title={Coca and conservation: cultivation, eradication, and trafficking in the Amazon borderlands},
  author={David S. Salisbury and Colette C. Fagan},
  journal={GeoJournal},
  year={2013},
  volume={78},
  pages={41-60}
}
The cultivation and traffic of coca, Erythrolxylum coca, and coca derivatives remain understudied threats to the conservation of the Amazon rainforest. Currently the crop is transforming land use and livelihoods in the ecologically and culturally rich borderlands of Amazonian Peru. The isolated nature of this region characterized by indigenous populations (both settled and uncontacted), conservation units, resource concessions, and a lack of state presence provides fertile ground for the boom… CONTINUE READING

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