...exploring how people shape the world's forests


The Mexican CRC is located at the Regional Center for Multi-Disciplinary Studies at the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (UNAM) . Collaboration predates UNAM’s official entry into the IFRI network in 2000.

Researchers from UNAM and Indiana University conducted joint research in sites in Michoacán and Oaxaca in 1999. Parts of the forests used by villagers in Michoacán fall within the Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve. With data from these and future sites, the Mexican team will examine the ways in which external protection interacts with characteristics of local communities and influences forest use.

For further information, contact Leticia Merino (lmerino@servidor.unam.mx).

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