Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
|Title:||Meanings, drivers, and motivations for community-based conservation in Latin America|
|Author:||Ruiz Mallen, Isabel |
Reyes García, V.
|Publisher:||Ecology and Society|
|Citation:||Ruiz-Mallén, I., Schunko, C., Corbera, E., Rös, M., & Reyes-García, V. (2015). Meanings, drivers, and motivations for community-based conservation in latin america. Ecology and Society, 20(3) doi:10.5751/ES-07733-200333|
|Abstract:||Indigenous and rural communities have developed strategies aimed at supporting their livelihoods and protecting biodiversity Motivational factors underlying these local conservation strategies, however, are still a largely neglected topic. We aimed to enrich the conceptualization of community-based conservation by exploring trigger events and motivations that induce local people to be engaged in practical institutional arrangements for successful natural resource management and biodiversity conservation. By examining the history and development of three community conservation initiatives in Brazil, Mexico, and Bolivia, we have illustrated and discussed two main ways of understanding community-based conservation from the interaction between extrinsic and intrinsic motivations. First, incentive-based conservation policies can stimulate people¿s economic interests and mobilize individual and collective behavior toward the formalization of conservation-oriented actions. Second, environmental justice concerns, such as international and national movements for the recognition of indigenous peoples¿ rights, can support local people¿s sense of autonomy and result in increased control over their territory and resources, as well as a renewed conservation commitment. The results are useful from a policy perspective because they provide insight into the governance of conservation development by bridging the gap between communities¿ culturally based motivations for conservation, which are still embedded in customary institutions, and broader political and socioeconomic contexts. © 2015 by the author(s).|
|Appears in Collections:||Articles cientÍfics|
Items in repository are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.