The Power of Environmental Knowledge: Ethnoecology and Environmental Conflicts in Mexican Conservation

  title={The Power of Environmental Knowledge: Ethnoecology and Environmental Conflicts in Mexican Conservation},
  author={Nora Haenn Haenn},
  journal={Human Ecology},
  • N. Haenn
  • Published 1 September 1999
  • Environmental Science
  • Human Ecology
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