IDEAS home Printed from https://ideas.repec.org/a/gam/jsusta/v4y2012i9p1984-1998d19720.html
   My bibliography  Save this article

Birding for and with People: Integrating Local Participation in Avian Monitoring Programs within High Biodiversity Areas in Southern Mexico

Author

Listed:
  • Rubén Ortega-Álvarez

    () (Iniciativa para la Conservación de las Aves de América del Norte-México (NABCI-México), Comisión Nacional para el Conocimiento y Uso de la Biodiversidad (CONABIO), Liga Periférico-Insurgentes Sur, No. 4903, Col. Parques del Pedregal, Delegación Tlalpan, Distrito Federal 14010, Mexico)

  • Luis Antonio Sánchez-González

    () (Iniciativa para la Conservación de las Aves de América del Norte-México (NABCI-México), Comisión Nacional para el Conocimiento y Uso de la Biodiversidad (CONABIO), Liga Periférico-Insurgentes Sur, No. 4903, Col. Parques del Pedregal, Delegación Tlalpan, Distrito Federal 14010, Mexico
    Museo de Zoología “Alfonso L. Herrera”, Departamento de Biología Evolutiva, Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Apartado Postal 70-399, Distrito Federal 04510, Mexico)

  • Vicente Rodríguez-Contreras

    () (Iniciativa para la Conservación de las Aves de América del Norte-México (NABCI-México), Comisión Nacional para el Conocimiento y Uso de la Biodiversidad (CONABIO), Liga Periférico-Insurgentes Sur, No. 4903, Col. Parques del Pedregal, Delegación Tlalpan, Distrito Federal 14010, Mexico)

  • Víctor Manuel Vargas-Canales

    () (Iniciativa para la Conservación de las Aves de América del Norte-México (NABCI-México), Comisión Nacional para el Conocimiento y Uso de la Biodiversidad (CONABIO), Liga Periférico-Insurgentes Sur, No. 4903, Col. Parques del Pedregal, Delegación Tlalpan, Distrito Federal 14010, Mexico)

  • Fernando Puebla-Olivares

    () (Iniciativa para la Conservación de las Aves de América del Norte-México (NABCI-México), Comisión Nacional para el Conocimiento y Uso de la Biodiversidad (CONABIO), Liga Periférico-Insurgentes Sur, No. 4903, Col. Parques del Pedregal, Delegación Tlalpan, Distrito Federal 14010, Mexico
    Área de Ciencias Biológicas Agropecuarias y Pesqueras, Unidad Académica de Agricultura, Km. 9 Carretera Tepic-Compostela, Xalisco, Nayarit 63732, Mexico)

  • Humberto Berlanga

    () (Iniciativa para la Conservación de las Aves de América del Norte-México (NABCI-México), Comisión Nacional para el Conocimiento y Uso de la Biodiversidad (CONABIO), Liga Periférico-Insurgentes Sur, No. 4903, Col. Parques del Pedregal, Delegación Tlalpan, Distrito Federal 14010, Mexico)

Abstract

Biological monitoring is a powerful tool for understanding ecological patterns and processes, implementing sound management practices, and determining wildlife conservation strategies. In Mexico, regional long-term bird monitoring has been undertaken only over the last decade. Two comprehensive programs have incorporated bird monitoring as the main tool for assessing the impact of human productive activities on birds and habitats at local and regional levels: the Integrated Ecosystem Management (IEM) and the Mesoamerican Biological Corridor Mexico (CBMM). These programs are implemented in supremely important biodiverse regions in the southern and southeastern states of Mexico. Bird monitoring activities are based on the recruitment and participation of local people linked to sustainable productive projects promoted by the CBMM or IEM. Through a series of training workshops delivered by specialists, local monitors receive equipment and coordinate to become part of a large monitoring network that facilitates regional covertures. This data currently being obtained by local people will enable the mid- and long-term assessment of the impacts of sustainable human productive activities on birds and biodiversity. Community-based bird monitoring programs are a promising opportunity for enhancing scientific knowledge, improving sustainable practices, and supporting wildlife conservation in areas of high biodiversity.

Suggested Citation

  • Rubén Ortega-Álvarez & Luis Antonio Sánchez-González & Vicente Rodríguez-Contreras & Víctor Manuel Vargas-Canales & Fernando Puebla-Olivares & Humberto Berlanga, 2012. "Birding for and with People: Integrating Local Participation in Avian Monitoring Programs within High Biodiversity Areas in Southern Mexico," Sustainability, MDPI, Open Access Journal, vol. 4(9), pages 1-15, August.
  • Handle: RePEc:gam:jsusta:v:4:y:2012:i:9:p:1984-1998:d:19720
    as

    Download full text from publisher

    File URL: http://www.mdpi.com/2071-1050/4/9/1984/pdf
    Download Restriction: no

    File URL: http://www.mdpi.com/2071-1050/4/9/1984/
    Download Restriction: no

    More about this item

    Keywords

    birds; human productive activities; conservation biology; biological corridor; management; citizen science; community-based monitoring; tropics; development;

    JEL classification:

    • Q - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics
    • Q0 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - General
    • Q2 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Renewable Resources and Conservation
    • Q3 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Nonrenewable Resources and Conservation
    • Q5 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Environmental Economics
    • Q56 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Environmental Economics - - - Environment and Development; Environment and Trade; Sustainability; Environmental Accounts and Accounting; Environmental Equity; Population Growth
    • O13 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Agriculture; Natural Resources; Environment; Other Primary Products

    Statistics

    Access and download statistics

    Corrections

    All material on this site has been provided by the respective publishers and authors. You can help correct errors and omissions. When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:gam:jsusta:v:4:y:2012:i:9:p:1984-1998:d:19720. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (XML Conversion Team). General contact details of provider: http://www.mdpi.com/ .

    If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

    We have no references for this item. You can help adding them by using this form .

    If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your RePEc Author Service profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

    Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.

    IDEAS is a RePEc service hosted by the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis . RePEc uses bibliographic data supplied by the respective publishers.