Are Mayan community forest reserves effective in fulfilling people's needs and preserving tree species?
Periodo de realización: 1900/01/01 al 2019/01/01
Tipo: Artículo científico
Mayan community forest reserves (MCFR) play an important role in agricultural landscapes in Mexico´s Yucatan Peninsula, as they provide forest products and a broad variety of benefits that contribute to improving the livelihoods of the local people. We describe the spatial configuration of MCFR, evaluate floristic and structural characteristics of woody vegetation in a few selected reserves, and identify social norms that govern use and conservation of MCFR. These reserves largely consist of mature vegetation (80% of total cover)"