Maya environmental successes and failures in the Yucatan Peninsula

Faust, Betty Bernice (2001) Maya environmental successes and failures in the Yucatan Peninsula. Environmental Science & Policy 4. pp. 153-169. ISSN 1462-901 1i01/$

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    This is a case study of environmental management by an indigenous people, the Mayas of the Yucatan Peninsula, a geographic area shared by Mexico, Belize, and northern Guatemala. The purpose is to contribute information to the debate among environnlental policy makers concerning indigenous peoples and their local knowledge. It sunmarizes recent findings that call into question older theories, often referred to in this debate. The focus is on the evidence for changes in resource use over time: the adoption and abandonment of technologies as affected by climate change and population pressures, including evidence concerning variations in the resources themselves.

    Item Type: Peer-reviewed Journal Article
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      Unique ID or DOI: S 1462-90 1 l(0 1 )00026-0
      Publisher: ELSEVIER
      Keywords: M aya (YucatSn Peninsula, Middle America): Indigenous peoples; Resource management; Climate change
      Subjects: (B) Climate Change > (BD) Other
      (F) People and the Environment > (FA) Environmental Health
      (F) People and the Environment > (FB) Resource Use
      (Z) Other or Unspecified
      Publication Sources: (1) Environmental Research Institute
      Date Deposited: 08 Mar 2018 16:03
      Last Modified: 08 Mar 2018 16:03

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