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Community management, self-interest and environmental preservation in the Amazon

Community management, self-interest and environmental preservation in the Amazon Community-based conservation supposedly meets mutual needs of people and natural resources. We examined decision-making behind management of resource extraction and agriculture in a community reserve in Peru. We conclude that self-interested motivations have the potential to create inadequate environmental protection for particular segments of the resource base. Community reserve members, ecotourism, population demographics and the sometimes unpredictable nature of outside influences impact adherence to regulations. Community-based conservation can benefit from local involvement and self-motivation. Success, however, will require analysis from multiple disciplines and should be assessed on a case by case basis to account for the diversity of influencing factors. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Interdisciplinary Environmental Review Inderscience Publishers

Community management, self-interest and environmental preservation in the Amazon

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Publisher
Inderscience Publishers
Copyright
Copyright © Inderscience Enterprises Ltd. All rights reserved
ISSN
1521-0227
eISSN
2042-6992
DOI
10.1504/IER.2011.040244
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Abstract

Community-based conservation supposedly meets mutual needs of people and natural resources. We examined decision-making behind management of resource extraction and agriculture in a community reserve in Peru. We conclude that self-interested motivations have the potential to create inadequate environmental protection for particular segments of the resource base. Community reserve members, ecotourism, population demographics and the sometimes unpredictable nature of outside influences impact adherence to regulations. Community-based conservation can benefit from local involvement and self-motivation. Success, however, will require analysis from multiple disciplines and should be assessed on a case by case basis to account for the diversity of influencing factors.

Journal

Interdisciplinary Environmental ReviewInderscience Publishers

Published: Jan 1, 2011

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