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PALLANEZ MURRIETA, Maribel  and  MORENO VAZQUEZ, José Luis. Conflicto socioambiental entre el gobierno y los mineros: la historia de un área natural protegida en el norte de México. Región y sociedad [online]. 2016, vol.28, n.66, pp.231-267. ISSN 1870-3925.

The document describes the dynamics of a conflict oc curred from 1997 to 2003 between a group of miners, as opponents, and institutions of the Mexican government, as promoters, resulting from a proposal for a decree con cerning the protected natural area called "Mavavi Biosphere Reserve", which covered an area of 780.114 ha, in a zone of hydrological significance for the states of Sonora, Mexico and Arizona, USA. The decree process seemed successful, but was complicated by the elements used by opponents who managed the non-conservation policy. The paper answers the question of which were the dynamics, the actors and the strategies followed by each of the groups that derived in the cancellation of the decree. We conclude that the decree process failed due to the opposition from a group of miners, who did not had a counterweight in the promoter group as a result of elements of national and local politics, lack of public involvement and lack of coordination of government agencies that promoted the proposal.

Keywords : conflict; protected areas; mining; policy; decree.

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