Cuestión de enfoque

A pesar de los avances teóricos, en la práctica, la gestión de los espacios naturales protegidos continúa sin incorporar de manera efectiva a las personas. Considerar a los seres humanos solamente como culpables de la degradación del medio natural y a los valores naturales, como víctimas de nuestro modelo de desarrollo promueve posturas extremas en las que el diálogo entre los distintos intereses e interesados se vuelve poco constructivo.

Qualitative modelling and complexity

Nature and society can be overwhelming in their complexity; well-meaning or reasoned interventions can have counterintuitive outcomes that emerge from complex feed-backs inherent to system dynamics.
The construction of dynamic models of biological or socioeconomic systems is severely limited by the difficulty of measuring system variables and interaction strengths.

Sustainability: global vs local level

The following drawing shows the idea of global sustainability. Where human systems grow within the boundaries of Earth’s natural systems. In this case, a global degradation process of nature endanger human survival. This second drawing shows the idea of sustainability at local level and for a particular ecological unit: intertidal seagrass meadows. Local people interact and benefit…