During the course of the project, CiVi.net partners published the following scientific articles on the project:
- Sessin-Dilascio, K., Pager, K., Irvine, K.N., Sinisgalli, P.A.A., ‘The dynamics of co-management and social capital in protected area management – The Cardoso Island State Park in in Brazil’, World Development Journal, In Press.
- Ademar Romeiro, Paulo Sinisgalli, Camila Jericó-Daminello, Karla Sessin-Dilascio, Lucas Lima, Barbara Schroeter, Ranulfo Paiva Sobrinho, 2014, ‘A comunidade do Marujá e o Parque Estadual da Ilha do Cardoso: co-manejo, serviços ecossistêmicos e processo sócio-técnico’, Revista virtual Redesma, Julio 2014 – Vol. 7, pp 75-85.
- O projeto CiVi.net – the capacity of civil society organisations (CSOs) and their networks in community based environmental management – tem como objetivo analisar, transferir e divulgar soluções baseadas em comunidades consideradas de sucesso na gestão de serviços ecossistêmicos na América Latina. No Brasil o projeto apresenta três estudos de caso: Ilha do Bananal/Pium – TO, Parque Estadual da Ilha do Cardoso e Comunidade do Marujá – SP – e Encostas da Serra Geral – SC. Este artigo descreve as três pesquisas desenvolvidas no Parque estadual da Ilha do Cardoso, são elas: a) Co-manejo adaptativo e capital social – teoria e prática na gestão de Unidades de Conservação brasileiras; b) Identificação e valoração dos serviços ecossistêmicos através da população local e Valoração dos Serviços Ecossistêmicos – valoração pela população local e método do custo viagem; c) Abordagem Multicritério de Apoio à Decisão – O Processo Sociotécnico MACBETH.
- Schröter, B., et al., 2014, ‘Multi-level governance through adaptive co-management: conflict resolution in a Brazilian state park’, Ecological Processes, 3:6
IntroductionCommunities situated in protected areas generate conflicts among park administrators, residents and scientists. Should they stay or should they go? This article presents a positive example of a community existing in a state park. The study describes the community’s governance process as well as how the park administration and the community solve the conflicts that arise and achieve a method of co-management in a multi-level governance process.Methods
The analysis is based on the Management and Transition Framework (MTF). We used a case study approach and collected data via document study, participatory observation and qualitative interviews.Results
We find that the agreed system of community-based co-management has improved the implementation and enforcement of the state park’s rules through negotiation and communication mechanisms in the park council. This relative success is due to the construction of social capital, equality and empowerment.Conclusions
For state parks in similar situations, the findings suggest that: 1) a community should have at least a minimal level of self-organization; 2) the empowerment of the community in the decision-making process is useful; 3) the park administration should gain the trust of the residents; and 4) the effective management of ecosystem services can create a win-win situation for the community as well as the park.Keywords
Management of ecosystem services; Social capital; Protected areas; Communities; Latin America
- Sattler, C., et al., 2013, ‘Latin America link-up’, International Innovation, issue 118
As local communities continue to build on governmental frameworks to provide strong solutions to environmental management, Claudia Sattler, Bernardo Aguilar and Abdon Schmitt discuss their work to better serve these efforts in Latin America.
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