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This part project gathered information on the abundance and structure of three utilized palm species populations around two human settlements in North-west Amazonia, the southern Colombian Amazon region. We collected information on the size of all palm individuals in 3ha of low disturbed forest and 3ha of moderately disturbed forest around each community. These two forest categories were defined using satellite image analysis distinguishing areas with high soil humidity and vegetation cover (low disturbed areas) which were furthest away from the human settlement and used occasionally for hunting. Areas with lower soil humidity and vegetation cover (moderately disturbed areas) were closer to the community and were often used for selective timber extraction.