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Volumen 14, Número 3. Jul-Sep 2017

ECOSYSTEMIC SERVICES AND CONSERVATION STRATEGIES IN THE ISLA ARENA MANGROVE

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In this article we present how mangroves are used by inhabitants of Isla Arena and from this, how they identify the ecosystemic services and conservation strategies of this resource. The starting point was an ethnographic approach, which allowed performing participant observation, open and semi-structured interviews. We found that in the island four ecosystemic services are identified for the mangrove: provision services, regulation services, support services, and cultural services. The identification of this type of ecosystemic services arises from the type of access to information, the number and type of activities differentiated by gender, as well as the site of mangrove use in the island. The conservation strategies identified revolve around the care of fishing resources. In this sense, the men tend to be seen as the most suitable to carry out conservation activities; however, due to the diversification of activities by women, they could be a key group in the execution of conservation programs. We conclude that the visibilization of women’s activities in fishing, as well as in the mangrove care, is key when considering concrete actions in the conservation programs.

Palabras clave: natural protected area, Campeche, local knowledge, gender, fishing.

Volumen 14, Número 3

Volumen 14, Número 3
Jul-Sep 2017


Director

Said Infante Gil


Director de ASyD

Benito Ramírez Valverde


Comité Asesor Editorial Interno

Ma. Eugenia Chávez Arellano
Juan Antonio Leos Rodríguez
Jaime Matus Gardea
Jacinta Palerm Viqueira
Verónica Vázquez García
Emma Zapata Martelo
Pilar Alberti Manzanares
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