SocMon Resource: Monitoring Site Reports

Social and Economic Profile of Helene; Community Views on the Environment and the Potential for a Successful MPA

Central AmericaBy S. Young  |  2006

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Environmental resource management has traditionally focused on the biophysical aspects of conservation, through restrictive access and a ‘preservation’ mentality. This perspective perhaps goes some way towards explaining why only 6% of the Marine Protected Areas designated in the Caribbean can be classed as ‘successful’. The purpose of this project was to undertake a socioeconomic audit before proposals are developed for marine conservation and sustainable livelihood enhancement in Helene in the Bay Islands, Roatan, Honduras.


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