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2001 Open Meeting of the Human Dimensions of Global Environmental Change Research Community October 06th to 08th - 2001 - Rio de Janeiro. Population, Land Use, and Deforestation in The Sierra de Lacandón National Park, Petén, Guatemala *. David L. Carr Department of Geography and

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Population land use and deforestation in the sierra de lacand n national park pet n guatemala

2001 Open Meeting of the Human Dimensions of Global Environmental Change Research Community

October 06th to 08th - 2001 - Rio de Janeiro

Population, Land Use, and Deforestation in The Sierra de LacandónNational 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.


Exploring colonization and deforestation in the sierra de lacand n national park
Exploring Colonization and Deforestation in Environmental Change Research Community the Sierra de Lacandón National Park


Research Environmental Change Research Community Methods and ResultsResearch Methods in the Area of Migration Destination: 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.


The site of migration origin why did people migrate to the slnp in the first place
The Site of Migration Origin: Why did people migrate to the SLNP in the first place?

A common denominator of the geographically diverse migration source areas: unequal access to resources due to land concentration, underemployment, and rapid population growth.


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