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Demographic Factors That Make More Complex the Management of the Natural Commons Resources in Three Forest Regions of Mexico

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Type: Conference Paper
Author: Martínez Romero, Ana Eugenia; Merino, Leticia
Conference: Capturing the Complexity of the Commons, North American Regional Meeting of the International Association for the Study of the Commons
Location: Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
Conf. Date: Sep. 30-Oct. 2
Date: 2010
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10535/6537
Sector: Forestry
Region: Central America & Caribbean
Subject(s): common pool resources
demography
forests
Abstract: "This paper is a brief analysis of a demographic profile of the owners of forest land communally owned and the characteristics of the collective property lands in Mexico. The aim of this study was to identify the out-migration processes in the management of natural common resources. We observed the existence of an under-representation of young people and women in the decision processes about their land management and community resources. We will present the findings of case studies conducted in three forest regions located in 'Low mountain region' in Guerrero, 'Sierra Norte' and 'Sierra Sur' of Oaxaca. Also, we will discuss how demographic factors, such as migration processes, create an environment that make the management of common natural resources more complex."

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