Resolving the Conflict between Ecosystem Protection and Land Use in Protected Areas of the Sierra Madre de Chiapas, Mexico

Cortina-Villar, S., H. Plascencia-Vargas, R. Vaca, G. Schroth, Y. Zepeda, L. Soto-Pinto and J. Nahed-Toral

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The objectives of this paper are: (a) to analyze the conflict between people’s livelihoods and ecosystem protection in the PAs of the Sierra Madre de Chiapas (SMC), paying special attention to the rates and causes of deforestation and (b) to review policy options to ensure forest and ecosystem conservation in these PAs, including the existing payments for environmental services system and improvements thereof as well as options for sustainable land management.

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