Community-based management strategies for biocultural diversity conservation

Communicating fieldwork results at different scales

Researchers from ICTA-UAB uploaded to this website the summaries of the results obtained from the scenario-building workshops held in Calakmul and Pilón Lajas. Based on the information gathered during these workshops, narratives were developed for each scenario built. These were then brought to the project communities to gather their opinions and discuss the potential adaptations and maladaptations to these visions of the future. The UAB team, with support from Prof. Katrina Brown (a member of the COMBIOSERVE Advisory board), developed the procedure termed 'Bottom-Up Scenario Building Exercices' (BUSBE), a methodology that has been discussed and improved through numerous interactions with local partners.


Diana Calvo-Boyero and Isabel Ruiz-Mallén from ICTA-UAB carrying out a scenario-building workshop with the women from a community in Calakmul


In addition to these two reports, the COMBIOSERVE partner teams from CRIPX, INECOL and ICTA-UAB developed four dissemination brochures for local distribution in the fieldsite area in order to disseminate the results and activities that these three teams had been carrying out in the two communities: the historical timeline of the communities, the participatory monitoring groups, and the reflection on the future scenarios discussed by community members. The development and communication of these dissemination materials has been made possible thanks to generous funding from the Fundació Autònoma Solidària (FAS) of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB). These brochures are available for download here.



A woman from Once de Mayo reads the brochure


Finally, the results and analyses from fieldwork on future scenarios were communicated to the scientific community by the ICTA-UAB team. The team participated in the Resilience 2014 Conference in Montpellier (France) with a presentation and a poster on the initial results of the Bottom-Up Scenario Building Exercises (BUSBE) from fieldwork in Mexico and Bolivia. The poster was also presented in the 6th Climate Change Day in les Avellanes en Lleida (Spain), accompanied by a reflection focusing on observations of what conditions people's perceptions of climate perturbations and conservation norms.


The poster presented by the ICTA-UAB team at the Resilience 2014 Conference and the Climate Change Day at les Avellanes en Lleida