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ERIC Number: EJ1132386
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-May
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1744-2648
Governing Portable Conservation and Development Landscapes: Reconsidering Evidence in the Context of the Mbaracayú Biosphere Reserve
Elgert, Laureen
Evidence & Policy: A Journal of Research, Debate and Practice, v10 n2 p205-222 May 2014
Conservation-with-development landscapes, such as UNESCO's Man and Biosphere Reserves, differentiate between areas of "nature" and "society". In Paraguay's Mbaracayú Biosphere Reserve, as elsewhere, this model has been used to support governance that focuses on conservation in the "core area" and sustainable development in the "buffer zone". Such interventions are supported by evidence of biodiversity and threats to biodiversity. This paper challenges this divide by discussing other evidence relevant to governance: the social, political and economic influences that have shaped the Mbaracayú landscape. Accounting for this kind of evidence is likely to lead to greater appropriateness and acceptance of governance approaches.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Paraguay
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