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Are indigenous forest reserves sustainable? An analysis of present and future land-use trends in Bosawas, Nicaragua


Are indigenous forest reserves sustainable? An analysis of present and future land-use trends in Bosawas, Nicaragua



International Journal Of Sustainable Development And World Ecology: 6, 497-511



DOI: 10.1080/13504500809469845

In recent years, indigenous tenure over forest lands has emerged as a means to conserve forests while recognizing indigenous rights. There is concern, however, that indigenous reserves may not be an appropriate policy tool for sustained forest conservation. Our research examined how recognition of indigenous common-property rights has controlled agricultural expansion and conserved forests in Bosawas Biosphere Reserve, Nicaragua.

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