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Community Action for Conservation

Mexican Experiences

Porter-Bolland, L., Ruiz-Mallén, I., Camacho-Benavides, C., McCandless, S.R. (Eds.)

2013, XII, 179 p. 21 illus., 12 illus. in color.

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  • In-depth resource about community conservation in Mexico
  • Includes detailed case studies concerning community conservation in Mexico
  • Fills a very real need for more information about Mexican experiences with community-based conservation and resource management

This book provides an in-depth analysis on community conservation in Mexico. The volume explores vivid examples and case studies that illustrate some of the critical issues at stake, including the participation of local communities in national and global conservation, indigenous and local perceptions of conservation initiatives in Southern Mexico, and challenges in ICCA governance and ecotourism. The book also reviews methodological approaches for understanding and strengthening community conservation, touching upon such topics as community-based biodiversity monitoring and tools for understanding children's perceptions of community conservation.

Written by international experts in the field, Community Action for Conservation: Mexican Experiences is a lively and deep-running resource that offers invaluable stories and analyses of the Mexican experience with conservation.

Content Level » Professional/practitioner

Keywords » Biodiversity - Community - Conservation

Related subjects » Ecology - Environmental Management - Nature Conservation & Biodiversity - Plant Sciences

Table of contents 

Chapter 1
Introduction: Biocultural diversity and the participation of local communities in national and global conservation
Claudia Camacho-Benavides, Luciana Porter-Bolland, Isabel Ruiz-Mallén, Susannah McCandless

Section I. A general approach to the context of community-based conservation

Chapter 2
Community conservation and ethnoecology: the three dimensions of local-level biodiversity maintenance.
Victor Manuel Toledo Manzur

Chapter 3
Conservation and forest communities in Mexico: Experiences, visions and rights.
Leticia Merino-Perez

Section II. Case studies of community conservation

Chapter 4
Community Conservation Experiences in Three Ejidos of the Lower Balsas River Basin, Michoacan
Andrés Camou-Guerrero, Tamara Ortiz-Avila, Daniel Ortiz-Avila, Jorge Odenthal

Chapter 5
Challenges in ICCA governance: the case of El Cordon del Reten in San Miguel Chimalapa, Oaxaca
Constanza Monterrubio Solís, Helen S. Newing

Chapter 6
Local perceptions of conservation initiatives in the Calakmul region.
Luciana Porter-Bolland, Eduardo García-Frapolli, and María Consuelo Sánchez-González

Chapter 7
Community conservation in Punta Laguna: a case of adaptive ecotourism management.
Eduardo García-Frapolli, Martha Bonilla-Moheno, Gabriel Ramos-Fernández

Section III. Methodological aspects for understanding and strengthening community conservation

Chapter 8
Local participation in community conservation: Methodological contributions.
Isabel Ruiz-Mallén, Antonio de la Peña, María Elena Méndez-Lopez, Luciana Porter-Bolland.

Chapter 9
Community-based biodiversity monitoring in Mexico: Current status, challenges and future strategies for collaboration with scientists.
Diana J. Pritchard

Chapter 10
Drawing analysis: tools for understanding children’s perceptions of community conservation. Roser Maneja Zaragoza, Diego Varga Linde , Marti Boada Junca,

Chapter 11
Conclusions
Isabel Ruiz-Mallén, Susannah McCandless, Luciana Porter-Bolland, Claudia Camacho-Benavides

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