Lasting Legacies: Conservation and Communities at Huascaran National Park, Peru
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This article uses a case-study approach to investigate the challenges of protected area (PA) management for Huascaran National Park in the Peruvian Andes. The park is analyzed by situating the timing of establishment of the park boundaries within the context of two historical Peruvian events: agrarian reform (1969) and an earthquake (1970). Interviews and narratives from community members and stakeholders associated with park delimitation and management were used for the study. Analysis of narratives revealed that the establishment of park boundaries, the legal definition used for the park, and land use restrictions contribute to diminished support for the park from surrounding communities. Community and national institutions negotiate the spatial boundary of conservation in Huascaran National Park while engaging with historical narratives that invoke environmental constraints and acts of resistance.
Lipton, J. K. (2014). Lasting Legacies: Conservation and Communities at Huascaran National Park, Peru. Society & Natural Resources, 27(8), 820–833. https://doi.org/10.1080/08941920.2014.905888
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