Several DRYFLOR partners from Peru, Venezuela, Colombia, Argentina and UK were able to meet at a British Council funded workshop in Lima, July 10th-14th 2018, “Valuing biodiversity and developing ecosystem service delivery models in densely inhabited Latin American dry and montane forests”. We were able to discuss how DRYFLOR data contribute to studies of ecosystem service delivery in tropical dry forests and link DRYFLOR to wider networks. We were able to discuss the entry of more species abundance data from plots into the DRYFLOR database. We were also very happy with the prospect of potential new partners from Argentina and Bolivia.
The emphasis of the meeting was on DRYFLOR data analysis, publications and efforts in conservation.
The meeting was followed with short field trip to Parque Nacional Cavernas do Peruaçu.
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Pedro has agreed to help with the Caribbean region for the DRYFLOR Network and we are very grateful to him for this.