Forest protection and tenure status: The key role of indigenous peoples and protected areas in Panama

@article{VergaraAsenjo2014ForestPA,
  title={Forest protection and tenure status: The key role of indigenous peoples and protected areas in Panama},
  author={Gerardo Vergara-Asenjo and C. Potvin},
  journal={Global Environmental Change-human and Policy Dimensions},
  year={2014},
  volume={28},
  pages={205-215}
}
A B S T R A C T Using recent land cover maps, we used matching techniques to analyze forest cover and assess effectiveness in avoiding deforestation in three main land tenure regimes in Panama, namely protected areas, indigenous territories and non-protected areas. We found that the tenure status of protected areas and indigenous territories (including comarcas and claimed lands) explains a higher rate of success in avoided deforestation than other land tenure categories, when controlling for… Expand

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