Constructing Spaces, Changing Priorities: Conservation and Tourism in the Calakmul Biosphere Reserve

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Title:
Constructing Spaces, Changing Priorities: Conservation and Tourism in the Calakmul Biosphere Reserve
Author:
Hanson, Anne-Marie Sarah
Issue Date:
2008
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
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Abstract:
Natural protected areas (NPAs) are created for the protection of biodiversity and natural resources. In NPAs, diverse social constructions of nature come together, representing the specific and often contrasting values of disparate interest groups. The establishment of the Calakmul Biosphere Reserve in Campeche, Mexico fueled social conflict between groups in the region, because its borders cut across existing ejidos (communal lands). The incongruence of policies and actions related to land management in Calakmul presents a particular case where national and international interests are imposed upon local conservation and development concerns. Communities have responded in multiple ways, often resisting new policies or programs, but at times taking advantage of new resources, perspectives, or knowledge. This study analyzes how the differing attitudes of local populations and conservation-oriented NGOs toward conservation, tourism, and towards each other affect how sustainable development activities are carried out within this unique social space.
Type:
text; Electronic Thesis
Keywords:
Biosphere Reserves; Conservation; Political ecology; Ecotourism
Degree Name:
MA
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Latin American Studies; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Whiteford, Scott
Committee Chair:
Whiteford, Scott

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoENen_US
dc.titleConstructing Spaces, Changing Priorities: Conservation and Tourism in the Calakmul Biosphere Reserveen_US
dc.creatorHanson, Anne-Marie Sarahen_US
dc.contributor.authorHanson, Anne-Marie Sarahen_US
dc.date.issued2008en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractNatural protected areas (NPAs) are created for the protection of biodiversity and natural resources. In NPAs, diverse social constructions of nature come together, representing the specific and often contrasting values of disparate interest groups. The establishment of the Calakmul Biosphere Reserve in Campeche, Mexico fueled social conflict between groups in the region, because its borders cut across existing ejidos (communal lands). The incongruence of policies and actions related to land management in Calakmul presents a particular case where national and international interests are imposed upon local conservation and development concerns. Communities have responded in multiple ways, often resisting new policies or programs, but at times taking advantage of new resources, perspectives, or knowledge. This study analyzes how the differing attitudes of local populations and conservation-oriented NGOs toward conservation, tourism, and towards each other affect how sustainable development activities are carried out within this unique social space.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeElectronic Thesisen_US
dc.subjectBiosphere Reservesen_US
dc.subjectConservationen_US
dc.subjectPolitical ecologyen_US
dc.subjectEcotourismen_US
thesis.degree.nameMAen_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineLatin American Studiesen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorWhiteford, Scotten_US
dc.contributor.chairWhiteford, Scotten_US
dc.identifier.proquest2787en_US
dc.identifier.oclc659749826en_US
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