Study Sites

Xalapa (Mexico)

The national protected area comprehends 5,580 hectares surrounding the city of Xalapa. Over 600 thousand people live in the region and are somehow affected by the contributions of the corresponding social-ecological systems. The Forest Stewards Network (FSN) assembly constitutes the monthly space where different actors converge to share their views, discuss different matters concerning the […]

Study Sites, Xalapa (Mexico)

Otun (Colombia)

  The formal institutional context is the implementation of the watershed management plan. This management plan it is implemented by government institutions and determines environmental norms and land uses. At the same time, the area has the presence of multiple types of natural protected areas at the regional and national levels, with their associated management […]

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Cordoba (Argentina)

In 2006, the Argentine government promulgated a National Law aiming at protecting the remaining native forests, and the livelihoods of indigenous groups and campesinos’ communities, whose livelihoods are threatened by the expansion of the agricultural frontier (Law 26.331). This law ordered to each province to produce its own provincial law, following a participatory process where […]

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Cape Town (South Africa)

Currently about half the global population lives in cities, but this is grossly skewed to the world’s developed regions where urbanites account for about 80% of the population. However, the developing regions of African and Asia are currently experiencing rapid growth and by 2050, 64% of the developing world will be living in cities. In […]

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Kilosa (Tanzania)

90% of Tanzania’s total energy consumption is derived from burning of biomass to cook and heat. Urban and peri-urban households depend almost solely on charcoal that is produced from natural forests that are being felled at a fast and increasing pace. A lot of concern exists about the impact of current production on forests, with […]

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Laikipia (Kenya)

The Laikipia County is characterised by a highland-lowland system with humid highland areas that are rich in water and dry lowland areas. Located northwest of Mount Kenya, it has an area of about 9,544km2, with about 505,712 inhabitants in 2016 ((KNBS 2017) 2009 census: 399,992 inhabitants). The County continues to attract inhabitants, itself consisting of […]

Laikipia (Kenya)

Laikipia (Kenya)

Aeschbacher, Jos; Liniger, Hanspeter; Weingartner, Rolf (2005). River water shortage in a highland-lowland system: A case study of the impacts of water abstraction in the Mount Kenya Region.   Mountain Research and Development, 25(2), pp. 155-162. International Mountain Society 10.1659/0276-4741(2005)025[0155:RWSIAH]2.0.CO;2 <[0155:RWSIAH]2.0.CO;2> Ameso, E. A., et al. (2017). “Ethnography of the slaughterhouse: A case of Nanyuki slaughterhouse […]

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Kerala and Tamilnadu (India)

In India, medicinal plants are valued for cultural reasons, non-monetary utilitarian purposes (food and medicine), industrial demand, and as a subset of the national biodiversity wealth. National policies to regulate the access and use in medicinal plants are to be framed in line with international regulations like Intellectual property rights and the Convention on Biodiversity. […]

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Darjeeling Himalayas (India)

The Sikkim and Darjeeling Himalayas have a long-standing tradition of relationships between the local communities and the forests. Since independence, however, the government’s approach to the local people became mainly confrontational, leading to severe negative impacts in terms of conflicts between the local communities and the forest departments. Conflict has also led to the proliferation […]

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Darjeeling Himalayas (India)

Conference paper “Soubadra Devy M, Annesha Chowdhury, Vikram Pradhan, Abhishek Samrat and Sarala Khaling – Change in forest condition and its implications for the well-being of forest fringe community – a case study from the Darjeeling Himalayas” as part of the panel on Conservation and Social Justice: Valuing Capabilities in Interdisciplinary Socio-ecological Assessments in the […]

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