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(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2000)

Document title

Beyond deforestation : the social context of forest change in two indigenous communities in Highland Mexico

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

KLOOSTER D. ;

Abstract

Using participant observation, aerial photographs, and forest inventories, A. analyzes the social context of forest change in two neighboring indigenous communities in the Lake Patzcuaro Basin in west-central Mexico. Although deforestation statistics and fuelwood demand suggest severe environmental degradation, there was an increase in tree cover, due to farm abondonment, and an increase in oak dominance. A. cautions against presuming there is widespread deforestation over the Mexican countryside. - (SLD)

Source

Article of periodic

published at : Yearbook. Conference of Latin Americanist geographers

Editor : ETATS-UNIS

Millesime : 2000, vol. 26 [pp. 47-59]

Bibliographic references : 48 ref.

Collation : Illustration ;

Language

Anglais

Localisation

Réseau PRODIG - Paris

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