250 pages, 12 colour & 9 b/w illustrations, 13 tables
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. Community Action for Conservation: Mexican Experiences 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.
Chapter 1 Introduction: Biocultural diversity and the participation of local communities in national and global conservation Claudia Camacho-Benavides, Luciana Porter-Bolland, Isabel Ruiz-Mallen, 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 Andres 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 Solis, Helen S. Newing
Chapter 6 Local perceptions of conservation initiatives in the Calakmul region. Luciana Porter-Bolland, Eduardo Garcia-Frapolli, and Maria Consuelo Sanchez-Gonzalez
Chapter 7 Community conservation in Punta Laguna: a case of adaptive ecotourism management. Eduardo Garcia-Frapolli, Martha Bonilla-Moheno, Gabriel Ramos-Fernandez
Section III. Methodological aspects for understanding and strengthening community conservation
Chapter 8 Local participation in community conservation: Methodological contributions. Isabel Ruiz-Mallen, Antonio de la Pena, Maria Elena Mendez-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-Mallen, Susannah McCandless, Luciana Porter-Bolland, Claudia Camacho-Benavides
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Luciana Porter-Bolland, PhDInstituto de Ecologia A. C., Red de Ecologia Funcional, Xalapa, Veracruz, MexicoIsabel Ruiz-Mallen, PhDInstitute of Environmental Science and Technology (ICTA), Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Bellaterra, Barcelona, SpainClaudia I. Camacho-Benavides, MScGlobal Diversity Foundation, Mesoamerican Regional Program, Xalapa, Veracruz, MexicoSusannah R. McCandless, PhDGlobal Diversity Foundation, University of Vermont, Department of Geography, Bristol, VT, USA