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-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-Ávila, Daniel Ortiz-Avila, Jorge Odenthal
Chapter 5. Challenges in ICCA governance: the case of El Cordon del Retén 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, Maria 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 , Martí Boada Juncà
Chapter 11. Conclusions / Isabel Ruiz-Mallén, Susannah McCandless, Luciana Porter-Bolland, Claudia Camacho-Benavides