publication . Article . 2014

Water appropriation and ecosystem stewardship in the Baja desert

Alejandro de las Heras; Mario A. Rodriguez; Marina Islas-Espinoza;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2014 Journal: Change and Adaptation in Socio-Ecological Systems, volume 1, issue 1, pages 63-73 (issn: 2300-3669, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: De Gruyter
The UNESCO San Francisco Rock Paintings polygon within El Vizcaino Biosphere Reserve in the Baja California Peninsula derives its moisture from the North American monsoon. There, ranchers have depended on the desert since the 18th century. More recently, the desert has depended on the environmental stewardship of the ranchers who have allayed mining exploitation and archaeological looting. Using a Rapid Assessment Procedure (RAP), climate data, and geographical information, sustainability was assessed and foreseeable risks identified, on behalf of the Reserve. The results showed that the costs of stewardship were in terms of water appropriation and livestock her...
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free text keywords: baja peninsula desert, water, stewardship, resilience, appropriate technologies, lcsh:Ecology, lcsh:QH540-549.5, Environmental resource management, business.industry, business, Ecosystem, Appropriation, Environmental science, Psychological resilience, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common
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