Defending the Land of the Jaguar: A History of Conservation in Mexico
Mexican conservationists have sometimes observed that it is difficult to find a country less interested in the conservation of its natural resources than is Mexico. Yet, despite a long history dedicated to the pursuit of development regardless of its environmental consequences, Mexico has an equally long, though much less developed and appreciated, tradition of environmental conservation.
Lane Simonian here offers the first panoramic history of conservation in Mexico from pre-contact times to the current Mexican environmental movement. He explores the origins of conservation and environmental concerns in Mexico, the philosophies and endeavors of Mexican conservationists, and the enactment of important conservation laws and programs. This heretofore untold story, drawn from interviews with leading Mexican conservationists as well as archival research, will be important reading throughout the international community of activists, researchers, and concerned citizens interested in the intertwined issues of conservation and development.
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Review: Defending the Land of the Jaguar: A History of Conservation in MexicoUser Review - Athena Ninlil - Goodreads
Good book and excellent for any enviromental history student or historian even to use as referrence. The environment has suffered many alteratioms throughout history, some with greater and terrible ... Read full review
The Magical and the Instrumental Nature in the PreHispanic World
The Spanish Resolve Conserving Resources for the Crown
Conservation during Unfavorable Times Independent Mexico until the Revolution
Miguel Angel de Quervedo The Apostle of the Tree
Conservation for the Commonweal The Cardenas Years
The Waning of Conservation 19401970
Against the Tide The Conservationists Crusade
For Humankind and Nature The Pursuit of Sustainable Development
Reconsidering Mexican Environmental Policy