Presentation on theme: "Population, Land Use, and Deforestation in The Sierra de Lacandón National Park, Petén, Guatemala * David L. Carr Department of Geography and Carolina."— Presentation transcript:
Population, Land Use, and Deforestation in The Sierra de Lacandón National Park, Petén, Guatemala * David L. Carr Department of Geography and Carolina Population Center University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Project funding: The Mellon Foundation, Social Science Research Council, Fulbright-Hays Foundation, NASA, The Rand Corporation, Institute for the Study of World Politics, and The Nature Conservancy. *Due to space constraints, this is a reduced version of the original paper Open Meeting of the Human Dimensions of Global Environmental Change Research Community October 06th to 08th Rio de Janeiro
Exploring Colonization and Deforestation in the Sierra de Lacandón National Park
Interviews with community leaders in all of the twenty- eight communities responsible for LULCC in the SLNP. Surveys with 279 men and 220 women from nine communities. Research Methods and Results Research Methods in the Area of Migration Destination: The Sierra de Lacandón National Park
A common denominator of the geographically diverse migration source areas: unequal access to resources due to land concentration, underemployment, and rapid population growth. The Site of Migration Origin: Why did people migrate to the SLNP in the first place?