Community Action for Conservation

Mexican Experiences

  • Luciana Porter-Bolland
  • Isabel Ruiz-Mallén
  • Claudia Camacho-Benavides
  • Susannah R. McCandless

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Claudia Camacho-Benavides, Luciana Porter-Bolland, Isabel Ruiz-Mallén, Susannah R. McCandless
    Pages 1-10
  3. A General Approach to the Context of Community-Based Conservation

  4. Case Studies of Community Conservation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 45-45
    2. Andrés Camou-Guerrero, Tamara Ortiz-Ávila, Daniel Ortiz-Avila, Jorge Odenthal
      Pages 47-61
    3. Luciana Porter-Bolland, Eduardo García-Frapolli, María Consuelo Sánchez-González
      Pages 83-100
    4. Eduardo García-Frapolli, Martha Bonilla-Moheno, Gabriel Ramos-Fernández
      Pages 101-113
  5. Methodological Aspects for Understanding and Strengthening Community Conservation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 115-115
    2. Isabel Ruiz-Mallén, Antonio De la Peña, Maria Elena Méndez-Lopez, Luciana Porter-Bolland
      Pages 117-133
    3. Roser Maneja-Zaragoza, Diego Varga Linde, Martí Boada Juncà
      Pages 159-170
    4. Isabel Ruiz-Mallén, Susannah R. McCandless, Luciana Porter-Bolland, Claudia Camacho-Benavides
      Pages 171-173
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 175-179

About this book


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.


Biodiversity Community Conservation

Editors and affiliations

  • Luciana Porter-Bolland
    • 1
  • Isabel Ruiz-Mallén
    • 2
  • Claudia Camacho-Benavides
    • 3
  • Susannah R. McCandless
    • 4
  1. 1.Red de Ecología FuncionalInstituto de Ecología A. C.XalapaMexico
  2. 2.Universitat Autònoma de BarcelonaInstitute of Environmental Science and Technology (ICTA)BellaterraSpain
  3. 3.Mesoamerican Regional ProgramGlobal Diversity FoundationXalapaMexico
  4. 4.International Program DirectoGlobal Diversity FoundationBristolUSA

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