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Different Approaches Towards the Understanding of Socio-Environmental Conflicts in Protected Areas

García-Frapolli, Eduardo, Ayala-Orozco, Bárbara, Oliva, Malena, Smith, Robert J. (2018) Different Approaches Towards the Understanding of Socio-Environmental Conflicts in Protected Areas. Sustainability, 10 (7). Article Number 2240. ISSN 2071-1050. (doi:10.3390/su10072240) (KAR id:67646)

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Conflicts are an inherent element in the establishment and management of protected areas. Even though there is ample literature about conflicts in protected areas and the field of conservation has investigated them for decades, no consensus exists about the object itself of analysis: the conflict. In this article, we describe three different approaches for understanding socio-environmental conflicts, and we illustrate them with cases from protected areas in Mexico. The principal objective of the article is to advance discussions about the importance of understanding the implications of the use of different approaches on socio-environmental conflicts, in the interest of providing elements to take better decisions about the management of the protected areas.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.3390/su10072240
Uncontrolled keywords: conservation conflicts; human–wildlife conflicts; impairment approach; political ecology; protected areas
Subjects: Q Science > QH Natural history > QH75 Conservation (Biology)
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Human and Social Sciences > School of Anthropology and Conservation > DICE (Durrell Institute of Conservation and Ecology)
Depositing User: Bob Smith
Date Deposited: 17 Jul 2018 07:26 UTC
Last Modified: 10 Dec 2022 07:46 UTC
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