Community Action for Conservation: Mexican Experiences by Claudia Camacho-Benavides M.Sc. (auth.), Luciana

By Claudia Camacho-Benavides M.Sc. (auth.), Luciana Porter-Bolland, Isabel Ruiz-Mallén, Claudia Camacho-Benavides, Susannah R. McCandless (eds.)

This publication presents an in-depth research on neighborhood conservation in Mexico. the amount explores bright examples and case experiences that illustrate a number of the severe concerns at stake, together with the participation of neighborhood groups in nationwide and worldwide conservation, indigenous and native perceptions of conservation tasks in Southern Mexico, and demanding situations in ICCA governance and ecotourism. The ebook additionally experiences methodological methods for knowing and strengthening group conservation, touching upon such themes as community-based biodiversity tracking and instruments for figuring out kid's perceptions of neighborhood conservation.

Written by means of foreign specialists within the box, Community motion for Conservation: Mexican Experiences is a full of life and deep-running source that gives useful tales and analyses of the Mexican adventure with conservation.

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The contribution of forestry to local employment and income is small, in spite of the productive potential of many forests and the strong need for economic options. In nearly half of the communities (49 %), nobody is engaged in any commercial forest use; in 23 % of them, ejidatarios/comuneros involved in forestry make up less than a quarter of community members. Only in 6 % of the communities does more than half of the population engage in forestry activities. The share of forest activities in local income is equally low: in only 11 % of the communities with commercial forestry activities do those involved in forestry obtain over 50 % of their yearly income by these means.

Toledo Manzur Fig. 2 Scheme of the multiple-use strategy adopted by Yucatec Maya families [33] venerated. Moreover, the semantic richness and epistemology of the Lu´um domain is an expression of syncretism, because Yucatec Maya experience a synthesis of pre-Hispanic, colonial, and modern times [33]. Finally, the Yucatec Maya consider the Earth to be a living being, whose health is related to the food chain and the well-being of plants, animals, the ground, and all interconnected living beings [36, 37].

13 During the 1980s and early 1990s, the administration of forest activities was under the responsibility of the Secretaría de Agricultura y Recursos Hidráulicos (SARH), which became Secretaría de Agricultura y Ganadería (SAGARPA) in 1994. Water policy, fisheries, and forest policy became the responsibility of SEMARNAP. In 2006, fisheries management was returned to SAGARPA, and SEMARNAP became SEMARNAT (Secretaría de Medio Ambiente y Recursos Naturales). 32 L. Merino-Perez programs led by a joint initiative: PROCYMAF,14 which proposed to craft fine-tuned strategies able to respond to the diverse conditions of Mexican forest communities.

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