Defending The Land Of The Jaguar / Edition 1

Defending The Land Of The Jaguar / Edition 1

by Lane Simonian
     
 

Mexican conservationists have sometimes observed that it is difficult to find a country less interested in the conservation of its natural resources than is Mexico. Yet, despite a long history dedicated to the pursuit of development regardless of its environmental consequences, Mexico has an equally long, though much less developed and appreciated, tradition of

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Overview

Mexican conservationists have sometimes observed that it is difficult to find a country less interested in the conservation of its natural resources than is Mexico. Yet, despite a long history dedicated to the pursuit of development regardless of its environmental consequences, Mexico has an equally long, though much less developed and appreciated, tradition of environmental conservation.

Lane Simonian here offers the first panoramic history of conservation in Mexico from pre-contact times to the current Mexican environmental movement. He explores the origins of conservation and environmental concerns in Mexico, the philosophies and endeavors of Mexican conservationists, and the enactment of important conservation laws and programs. This heretofore untold story, drawn from interviews with leading Mexican conservationists as well as archival research, will be important reading throughout the international community of activists, researchers, and concerned citizens interested in the intertwined issues of conservation and development.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780292776913
Publisher:
University of Texas Press
Publication date:
11/01/1995
Edition description:
1st ed
Pages:
344
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.77(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction1
1The Magical and the Instrumental: Nature in the Pre-Hispanic World9
2The Spanish Resolve: Conserving Resources for the Crown28
3Conservation during Unfavorable Times: Independent Mexico until the Revolution45
4Miguel Angel de Quevedo: The Apostle of the Tree67
5Conservation for the Commonweal: The Cardenas Years85
6The Waning of Conservation: 1940-1970111
7Against the Tide: The Conservationists' Crusade132
8For Humankind and Nature: The Pursuit of Sustainable Development158
9Reconsidering: Mexican Environmental Policy178
10The Green Revolution: The Mexican Environmental Movement203
Conclusion219
Appendix One: The Political History of Mexico from Independence to Revolution223
Appendix Two: Mexican Presidents, 1911-1994224
Appendix Three: Chronology of Conservation in Mexico225
Notes233
Bibliography277
Index315

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