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Forest concessions in the Maya Biosphere Reserve, Guatemala: A decade later

Radachowsky, Jeremy , Ramos, Victor , McNab, Roan , Baur, Erick H. , Kazakov, Nikolay

Forest concessions in the Maya Biosphere Reserve, Guatemala: A decade later

Well researched article that looks carefully at community forest concessions - a couple of which have succeeded, a couple of which have failed and a number somewhere in between. Pulls out a series of lessons learned. Cites and agrees with five conditions for success: devolution of authority, technical and institutional capacity, economic viability and distribution, reconciliation between local and global interests, and resilience of ecological process and social institutions.

Jon Anderson
Forest Ecology and management
Elsevier
Journal article
 
Latin America and Caribbean - Central America
Guatemala
Forest
Other (Write In)
NTFPs
Promoted local land use planning and appropriate resource tenure systems - [Relevant]
Built capacity and invested in human resources - [Relevant]
Promoted or developed economic strategies for natural resource management - [Relevant]
Strengthened markets and NRM market incentives - [Relevant]
Assured that resource managers have access to NRM means and benefits - [Relevant]
Proportional equivalence between benefits and costs - [Relevant]
Economic/income generation - [Yes]
Governance/empowerment - [Yes]
Economic/income generation - [Yes]
Governance/empowerment - [Yes]
Economic - [External or structural policies that influenced success or failure]
Governance - [External or structural policies that influenced success or failure]
Lessons learned (Cautionary Tale)
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