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


Through a variety of cases and lenses, this book has attempted to contribute to the better understanding of the socio-ecological dynamics and outcomes of community conservation initiatives in Mexico, specifically those located in the Southeastern regions of the country. Its aim is to continue enriching the academic and political debate about the effectiveness of government-managed protected areas versus what Janis Alcorn, in her foreword to this volume, calls self-generated conservation by communities.

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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2013

Authors and Affiliations

  • Isabel Ruiz-Mallén
    • 1
    Email author
  • Susannah R. McCandless
    • 2
  • Luciana Porter-Bolland
    • 3
  • Claudia Camacho-Benavides
    • 4
  1. 1.Institute of Environmental Science and Technology (ICTA)Universitat Autònoma de BarcelonaBellaterraSpain
  2. 2.International Program, Global Diversity FoundationBristolUSA
  3. 3.Red de Ecología Funcional, Instituto de Ecología A. C.XalapaMexico
  4. 4.Mesoamerican Regional Program, Global Diversity FoundationXalapaMexico

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