Conservation and Landscape Transformation in Northwestern Mexico

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Alberto Búrquez, Angelina Martinez-Yrizar


Mexico is the fourth richest area in the world in terms of biodiversity (Challenger 1998; Flores & Gerez 1988; Mittermeier & Goettsch Mittermeier 1992). Efforts to set up nature reserves in Mexico have had three major periods: the beginning of the twentieth century, the mid-1930s, and from the 1980s onward.