Reconciling biodiversity conservation, people, protected areas, and agricultural suitability in Mexico

Katrina Brandon, Larry James Gorenflo, Ana S.L. Rodrigues, Robert W. Waller

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Abstract

Methods are needed to identify priority areas for biodiversity conservation that minimize conflict with agricultural productivity. Analysis of georeferenced datasets for breeding birds, mammals, and amphibians in Mexico indicates that only 94 of 3 040 areas are needed to include all unprotected species within a reserve system. An examination of socioeconomic data reveals that in most of these 94 areas, opportunities exist to develop reserve networks that conserve biodiversity without adversely affecting existing human settlement, land use, or agricultural productivity. Planning that simultaneously considers infrastructure development, agricultural suitability, and protected areas can conserve biodiversity, increase agricultural production, and support rural livelihoods.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1403-1418
Number of pages16
JournalWorld Development
Volume33
Issue number9 SPEC. ISS.
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2005

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Mexico
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productivity
agricultural support
infrastructure development
human settlement
agricultural production
amphibian
livelihood
mammal
land use
agricultural land
infrastructure
examination
planning
Agricultural productivity
Biodiversity conservation
Protected areas

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Development
  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Economics and Econometrics

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Brandon, Katrina ; Gorenflo, Larry James ; Rodrigues, Ana S.L. ; Waller, Robert W. / Reconciling biodiversity conservation, people, protected areas, and agricultural suitability in Mexico. In: World Development. 2005 ; Vol. 33, No. 9 SPEC. ISS. pp. 1403-1418.
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In: World Development, Vol. 33, No. 9 SPEC. ISS., 01.01.2005, p. 1403-1418.

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