Community based biodiversity monitoring in Mexico: current status, challenges, and future strategies for collaboration with scientists

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/593520
Title:
Community based biodiversity monitoring in Mexico: current status, challenges, and future strategies for collaboration with scientists
Authors:
Pritchard, Diana J.
Abstract:
An array of social and political actors, from international to local levels, increasingly demand monitoring data on biodiversity and ecosystem functions. As elsewhere, prevalent approaches in Mexico emphasize the collection of scientific data regarding biological indicators, by professionals, for conservation planning, global targets, and biological inquiry. These are complicated, expensive, and dependent on external funding. They also fail to engage with communities, many of whom practice traditional forms of monitoring to manage their local environments and livelihoods. Community-based monitoring, an approach involving collaborations between scientists and communities, has the potential to contribute to sustainable forms of resource use management and as a cost-effective method. Efforts could develop once local rights of use and traditional knowledge systems are recognized, access to information is ensured, and a broad array of relevant environmental and social indicators are included.
Citation:
Pritchard, D.J. (2013) 'Community based biodiversity monitoring in Mexico: current status, challenges, and future strategies for collaboration with scientists; in Porter-Bolland, L. et al (eds) 'Community action for conservation: Mexican experiences'. Springer.
Publisher:
Springer
Issue Date:
18-Jul-2013
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/593520
Additional Links:
http://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-1-4614-7956-7_9
Type:
Book chapter
Language:
en
ISBN:
9781461479550; 9781461479567
Appears in Collections:
Environmental Monitoring Research Group

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dc.contributor.authorPritchard, Diana J.en
dc.date.accessioned2016-01-15T12:41:58Zen
dc.date.available2016-01-15T12:41:58Zen
dc.date.issued2013-07-18en
dc.identifier.citationPritchard, D.J. (2013) 'Community based biodiversity monitoring in Mexico: current status, challenges, and future strategies for collaboration with scientists; in Porter-Bolland, L. et al (eds) 'Community action for conservation: Mexican experiences'. Springer.en
dc.identifier.isbn9781461479550en
dc.identifier.isbn9781461479567en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10547/593520en
dc.description.abstractAn array of social and political actors, from international to local levels, increasingly demand monitoring data on biodiversity and ecosystem functions. As elsewhere, prevalent approaches in Mexico emphasize the collection of scientific data regarding biological indicators, by professionals, for conservation planning, global targets, and biological inquiry. These are complicated, expensive, and dependent on external funding. They also fail to engage with communities, many of whom practice traditional forms of monitoring to manage their local environments and livelihoods. Community-based monitoring, an approach involving collaborations between scientists and communities, has the potential to contribute to sustainable forms of resource use management and as a cost-effective method. Efforts could develop once local rights of use and traditional knowledge systems are recognized, access to information is ensured, and a broad array of relevant environmental and social indicators are included.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherSpringeren
dc.relation.urlhttp://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-1-4614-7956-7_9en
dc.titleCommunity based biodiversity monitoring in Mexico: current status, challenges, and future strategies for collaboration with scientistsen
dc.typeBook chapteren
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