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Región y sociedad

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SINCO-RAMOS, Perla Gabriela; GARCIA FRAPOLLI, Eduardo; DURAND, Leticia  and  PORTER-BOLLAND, Luciana. Visions of Well-Being in the Tehuacán-Cuicatlán Biosphere Reserve, Mexico. Región y sociedad [online]. 2021, vol.33, e1527.  Epub Mar 22, 2022. ISSN 2448-4849.

Objective: to analyse the vision of well-being of a rural community and the administration of the Tehuacán-Cuicatlán Biosphere Reserve where it is located, in order to provide information that can improve the management of the protected area. Methodology: qualitative methods were used to study subjective well-being, using grounded theory as a reference. Results: in the community’s vision, there is a strong need to increase social cohesion by rescuing traditional elements and including more modern aspects due people consider the reserve civil servants’ vision insufficient to address the local context. Limitations: the study was based on subjective well-being, which does not widely reflect evaluations on material indicators. Value: local perceptions are emphasized to improve the reserve's contribution to well-being. Conclusion: it is demonstrated the need to include contextualized socio-ecological approaches in the reserve management.

Keywords : community; conservation; social-ecological systems; comunalidad; Oaxaca.

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