Tropical dry forests in Venezuela: assessing status, threats and future prospects

  title={Tropical dry forests in Venezuela: assessing status, threats and future prospects},
  author={Jon Paul Rodr{\'i}guez and Jafet M. Nassar and K. M. Rodr{\'i}guez‐Clark and Irene Zager and Carlos Portillo-Quintero and Fabi{\'a}n Carrasquel and S. Zambrano},
  journal={Environmental Conservation},
  pages={311 - 318}
SUMMARY Tropical dry forests may be among the world's most threatened ecosystems, but few studies have objectively quantified their status and threats. This study analysed Venezuelan dry forests at multiple scales, assessing status, present threats and the policy context shaping their future. Historical and current dry forest cover at both national and local scales were contrasted, and a set of quantitative risk assessment criteria applied. While dry forests were vulnerable nationally, in… 
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