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Copyright © 2002 by the author(s). Published here under license by The Resilience Alliance.

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Grist, N. 2002. Socioeconomic concerns. Conservation Ecology 6(2): r9. [online] URL: http://www.consecol.org/vol6/iss2/resp9/

Response to Veríssimo et al. 2002. "Priority areas for establishing national forests in the Brazilian Amazon"

Socioeconomic Concerns

Natasha Grist

University of East Anglia

Published: October 11, 2002

This article is timely, given the swiftness of the Avanca Brasil project's current progress, and the need to bring the conservation agenda to bear on this project. This article cries out for a follow-up, or Part II, that examines the socioeconomic conditions current in those areas that have been delimited. In the model, conflict is apparently avoided, or limited, through the application of a “distance from populated areas” parameter. However, all land in the Brazilian Amazon is owned or inhabited to some degree. What are the political and socioeconomic ramifications of such a model? Would adoption of sustainable forest management be mandatory in these areas in the authors' view? Answers to these questions should help fill gaps in understanding changes in this critical area.


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Veríssimo, A., M. A. Cochrane, C. Souza Jr., and R. Salomão. 2002. Priority areas for establishing national forests in the Brazilian Amazon. Conservation Ecology 6(1):4. [Online, URL: http://www.consecol.org/Journal/vol6/iss1/art4.]

Address of Correspondent:
Natasha Grist
School of Development Studies,
University of East Anglia,
Norwich NR4 7TJ UK

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