The role of property rights in shaping the effectiveness of protected areas and resisting forest loss in the Yucatan Peninsula

This research paper investigates how a common conservation intervention (protected areas), has varying impacts depending on the underlying property rights and the profitability of forests.

The role of property rights in shaping the effectiveness of protected areas and resisting forest loss in the Yucatan Peninsula

"Abstract The impact of different types of land tenure in areas with high biodiversity and threats of deforestation remains poorly understood. We apply rigorous quasi-experimental methods and detailed geospatial data to assess the role of tenure regimes—communally held lands (specifically, ejidos), private property, and their impact on the effectiveness of protected areas, in reducing forest

Languages: English

Year: 2019

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