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Stewardship of Mexico's Community Forests

Justin R. Ward and Yurij Bihun

in Footprints in the Jungle

Published in print February 2001 | ISBN: 9780195125788
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780199832927 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0195125789.003.0010
 Stewardship of Mexico's Community Forests

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This chapter begins with a snapshot of current conditions and trends in Mexico's forests, with a focus on land ownership, management and production patterns, the ecological importance of the resource, and threats facing forests and forest communities. Next, it examines the social and environmental benefits of well‐managed community forestry in Mexico and the role of FSC‐endorsed certification. This chapter concludes with an overview of some key leverage points for creating favorable policy climates and market conditions for independently certified forest management in Mexico.

Keywords: biodiversity; environment; forestry; FSC; Mexico

Chapter.  8199 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Economic Development and Growth

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