IJESD 2014 Vol.5(3): 317-323 ISSN: 2010-0264
DOI: 10.7763/IJESD.2014.V5.500

The Holistic Management of the Landscape of Ethnic Communities Will Reduce Climate Change and Promote Its Sustainability

Pedro J. Gutiérrez-Yurrita, Andrea Ortega, Adriana Álvarez, Luz A. García, and Minerva Rebollar

Abstract—The Holistic Management of natural heritage is a hot issue in the world today. Correct use that small ethnic groups make of their landscape, depends the life and welfare of the individuals who inhabit the great cities. The concept of holistic management of landscape heritage focuses on providing planning tools to the communities living most conserved natural resources of the planet, precisely because of its ancient exploitation has been marginal and rudimentary. This work takes place in the Hñä-hñu community of Xajay (México). Payments for environmental services might work whether to generate a productive chain of forest conservation, as their mixed forest of oak-pine harvest water, CO2 capture, produces O2 and organic matter and, regulating local climate.A theoretical model of sustainable development for the use of the landscape was developed, which serves to improve the local living standards, mitigate regional climate change, preserving biodiversity and culture of ethnic groups

Index Terms—Conservation of natural heritage, payment for environmental services, sustainable development, theoretical model.

Pedro J. Gutiérrez-Yurrita, Andrea Ortega, Adriana Álvarez, Luz A. García, and Minerva Rebollar are with the National Polytechnic Institute of México and Interdisciplinary Center for Research and Studies on Environment and Development, México (e-mail: pgutierrezy@ipn.mx).

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Cite:Pedro J. Gutiérrez-Yurrita, Andrea Ortega, Adriana Álvarez, Luz A. García, and Minerva Rebollar, "The Holistic Management of the Landscape of Ethnic Communities Will Reduce Climate Change and Promote Its Sustainability," International Journal of Environmental Science and Development vol. 5, no. 3, pp. 317-323, 2014.

General Information

  • ISSN: 2010-0264 (Print)
  • Abbreviated Title: Int. J. Environ. Sci. Dev.
  • Frequency: Monthly
  • DOI: 10.18178/IJESD
  • Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Richard Haynes
  • Executive Editor: Ms. Nancy Y. Liu
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