Conservation by cultivation: Linkages between an endangered endemic fir (Abies guatemalensis Rehder) and peasant economies in the western highlands of Guatemala.

Abstract

The presentation focused on the characterization of subsistence rural systems within the natural area of distribution of A. guatemalensis; and the assessment of the importance of utilisation of this species for local livelihoods strategies within the peasant economies of the region. Results indicated: scarce evidence (11%) of linkages between A. guatemalensis and income sources; linkages between forest ecosystems and small-scale agriculture (litter and firewood); and significant dependency on forest related income for subsistence purposes.

Citation

Prado Córdova, J.P. Conservation by cultivation: Linkages between an endangered endemic fir (Abies guatemalensis Rehder) and peasant economies in the western highlands of Guatemala. (2008) 13 pp.

Conservation by cultivation: Linkages between an endangered endemic fir (Abies guatemalensis Rehder) and peasant economies in the western highlands of Guatemala.

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