Sustainable development and biosphere reserves : integrating community development and biodiversity conservation in the Sierra de Manantlan Biosphere Reserve, Mexico

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dc.contributor.advisor O'Malley, Anthony, 1947-
dc.coverage.spatial Mexico
dc.creator Watson, Carlye D.
dc.date.accessioned 2011-05-09T12:32:25Z
dc.date.available 2011-05-09T12:32:25Z
dc.date.issued 2006
dc.identifier.other HC79 E5 W378 2006
dc.identifier.uri http://library2.smu.ca/xmlui/handle/01/22615
dc.description x, 176 leaves : col. ill., col. maps ; 29 cm.
dc.description Includes abstract and appendix.
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (leaves 165-176).
dc.description.abstract Biosphere Reserves were devised as a means of reconciling local development needs with international concerns for biodiversity conservation. However, the literature reviewed on sustainable development and Biosphere Reserves suggested that local community development objectives are being sidelined by a biodiversity conservation bias. The case study analysis of the Sierra de Manantlán Biosphere Reserve, Mexico revealed that while many genuine efforts are being made toward achieving sustainable community development, this goal will not be fulfilled unless significant changes are made to both the model and implementation of Biosphere Reserves in Mexico. Two main reasons explain this. First, Biosphere Reserve efforts remain rooted in the mainstream Yellowstone model of biodiversity conservation at the international, national, and regional levels, despite the adoption of community development and community participation initiatives. Secondly; the Neoliberal policies pursued by the national level government are in direct conflict with the objectives of Biosphere Reserves and are impeding their success.
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher Halifax, N.S. : Saint Mary's University
dc.subject.lcc HC79.E5
dc.subject.lcsh Sustainable development -- Mexico -- Reserva de la Biosfera Sierra de Manantlan -- Case studies
dc.subject.lcsh Biosphere reserves -- Mexico -- Reserva de la Biosfera Sierra de Manantlan -- Case studies
dc.subject.lcsh Community development -- Case studies -- Mexico -- REserva de la Biosfera Sierra de Manantlan -- Case studies
dc.subject.lcsh Biodiversity conservation -- Mexico -- Reserva de la Biosfera Sierra de Manantlan -- Case studies
dc.subject.lcsh Reserva de la Biosfera Sierra de Manantlán (Mexico)
dc.title Sustainable development and biosphere reserves : integrating community development and biodiversity conservation in the Sierra de Manantlan Biosphere Reserve, Mexico
dc.type Text
thesis.degree.name Master of Arts in International Development Studies
thesis.degree.level Masters
thesis.degree.discipline International Development Studies Program
thesis.degree.grantor Saint Mary's University (Halifax, N.S.)


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