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Common Property, Conflict, and Participatory Management in the Galapagos Islands

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dc.contributor.author Heylings, Pippa en_US
dc.contributor.author Cruz, Felipe en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2009-07-31T14:38:38Z
dc.date.available 2009-07-31T14:38:38Z
dc.date.issued 1998 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2001-07-02 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2001-07-02 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10535/1670
dc.description.abstract "The long-term sustainable management of the Galapagos Marine Reserve has been threatened in recent years by severe, even violent, multi-stakeholder conflicts at both local and national level over the management and exploitation of the marine resources. "Conflict analysis proposed that, by managing the Reserve as if it were common property, mechanisms for long- term conflict management could be institutionalised. The drafting of a Special Law for Galapagos opened up the possibility for a change in the legislative framework for the marine reserve. The Galapagos National Park Service and the Charles Darwin Research Station promoted the design of a collaborative management system for the Marine Reserve. Through a participatory planning process focused on the revision of the management plan for the Reserve, a multi-sectoral representative team has succeeded in gaining local credibility, consensus and solidarity on key marine management issues. These provide the basis for a collaborative management model and have been included within the recently approved Special Law for Galapagos (1998). There is a long road ahead with locally controversial decisions to make which could threaten stakeholder solidarity. Informed and active participation in the process is still dependent on a minority, although influential, in each sector. The revision of the management plan is the first stage in a much longer process of the implementation of a collaborative management system for Galapagos Marine Reserve. "This paper aims to analyze the methodology for conflict analysis and facilitation being used in the Galapagos Islands which draws on the principles of a combination of approaches including third-party consultation, interactive problem-solving, common property management, community-based conservation, environmental education, participatory management in protected areas and fisheries co-management. It emphasises the highly contextualized nature of the intervention and raises several key questions including the importance of a) an appropriate legal framework, b) the process and joint problem-solving nature of the intervention, c) how to develop effective representation of members of a multi-sectoral team in order to maximise the possibility of community-level commitment to solutions, d) the appropriate institutional model for particpatory management." en_US
dc.language English en_US
dc.subject IASC en_US
dc.subject co-management en_US
dc.subject common pool resources en_US
dc.subject fisheries en_US
dc.subject conflict resolution en_US
dc.subject participatory management en_US
dc.subject marine resources en_US
dc.subject legislation en_US
dc.subject CBRM en_US
dc.title Common Property, Conflict, and Participatory Management in the Galapagos Islands en_US
dc.type Conference Paper en_US
dc.type.published unpublished en_US
dc.coverage.region South America en_US
dc.subject.sector Social Organization en_US
dc.subject.sector Water Resource & Irrigation en_US
dc.identifier.citationconference Crossing Boundaries, the Seventh Biennial Conference of the International Association for the Study of Common Property en_US
dc.identifier.citationconfdates June 10-14 en_US
dc.identifier.citationconfloc Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada en_US
dc.submitter.email hess@indiana.edu en_US

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