María D. Álvarez

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This page is no longer (2008) being updated, go to my lab page.

For constanly updated data on illicit crops and drugs in Colombia visit SIMCI


Álvarez, M.D. 2007. Environmental damage from illicit drug crops in Colombia. Pp. 133-147 in Extreme conflict and tropical forests W. de Jong, D. Donovan, and K.-I. Abe. Springer: Dordrecht. PDF

Álvarez, M.D. 2005. Guerrillas in the Midst. Conservation Biology 19: 2040-2043. PDF

Fjeldså, J., M.D. Álvarez, J.M. Lazcano, and B. León. 2005. Illicit Crops and Armed Conflict as Constraints on Biodiversity. Ambio 34: 205-211. PDF

Álvarez, M.D. 2005. Colombia: the many faces of the war. ETFRN Newsletter 43/44: 63-65. PDF

Álvarez, M.D. 2003. Forests in the time of violence: conservation implications of the Colombian war. Journal of Sustainable Forestry 16: 49-70. PDF

Álvarez, M.D. 2002. Illicit crops and bird conservation priorities in Colombia. Conservation Biology 16: 1086-1096. PDF

Álvarez, M.D. 2001. Serranía de San Lucas, Sur de Bolívar: ¿Habrá futuro? ACODAL 194: 13-17.

Álvarez, M.D. 2001. Daños ambientales por cultivos ilícitos y procesamiento de drogas prohibidas. ACODAL 193: 7-16.

Álvarez, M.D. 2001. Could peace be worse than war for Colombia's forests? The Environmentalist 21: 305-315. PDF

Álvarez, M.D. 2001. Forests under fire. NACLA Report on the Americas 35: 29-34. PDF


Drugs, crime and a conservation crisis

Drug crops threaten Colombian birds

Cultivators of narcotics main threat against rain forest Courtesy of RE

Ecological hotspots named as latest casualties in Colombia's drugs war

Drugs wreck birds' homes Open Access

Of Drugs, Forests, and Birds subscribers Science