Ángela Calero Valverde, Teresa Vicente Rabanaque, Judit Gil-Farrero, Félix Talego Vázquez

Citizen mobilization for nature conservation: Democracy, autonomy and protected areas

This article explores the role of social movements in shaping conservation policy in the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s in the territories of Catalonia, Andalusia and the Valencian Community. Through qualitative research based on in-depth interviews and documentary analysis, we address from a comparative perspective how citizen mobilization and scientific and academic associations influenced the declaration of the first natural parks through the support or rejection of conservation initiatives.

Keywords: Conservation anthropology; social movements; natural parks; ecology; conservationism

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Calero Valverde, . ; Vicente Rabanaque, T. ; Gil-Farrero, J. ; Talego Vázquez, F. (2023). La movilización ciudadana para la conservación de la naturaleza: Democracia, autonomía y áreas protegidas. Investigaciones Regionales - Journal of Regional Research, 55, 77-91.