FIg1: General view of the catchment

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This image gives an overall view of the current land use in the Gordeleg catchment (Southern Ecuadorian Andes). During the last four decades, radical socio-economic and demographic changes induced high land pressure in the central Inter-Andean basins. This manifests itself in an upward movement of the agricultural frontier, whereby the natural vegetation is increasingly converted to agricultural lands.

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