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Population, Land Use, and Deforestation in The Sierra de Lacandón National Park, Petén, Guatemala * David L. Carr Department of Geography and Carolina.

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1 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

2 Exploring Colonization and Deforestation in the Sierra de Lacandón National Park

3 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

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5 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?

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