The project's purpose was \"Biodiversity conservation methodologies, appropriate to existing cultural and tenure systems developed and promoted\". Specifically, the project sought to evaluate the potential for conservation of tree species diversity through use within the farm-forest landscape in the tropical dry forest zone of Mesoamerica. The potential role of conservation-through-use within an overall conservation strategy was to be determined through the assessment and analysis of socioeconomic, economic and conservation values of tree species in areas of differing degrees of forest fragmentation.
Schreckenberg, K.; Barrance, A.; Gordon, J. Conservation through use of tree species diversity fragmented in Meso-American dry forest. Final Technical Report. Overseas Development Institute, London, UK (2006) 40 pp.