Chile: protected areas, women’s and men’s livelihoods

In studying peoples’ livelihoods in the Pinguino de Humboldt National Reserve and Isla Choro and Isla Damas Marine Reserve, Susan Qashu used a political ecology framework to study women’s and men’s strategies in adapting to a national marine reserve, national park, and tourism development while retaining their traditional fisheries. She found that women and men ‘diversified their traditional livelihoods as pastoralists, fishers and harvesters to include tourism operators.’

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