2024 KCP Application
Terra Peninsular, A.C.
Customers & Partnerships
Primary Project Category:
Secondary Project Category:
Carbon Sinks (Natural & Engineered)
Social & Cultural Pathways
Transport and Mobility
Project Summary / Description:
Elaborate the Public Use Program through the Acceptable Change Limit Methodology for the RAMSAR site Bah a de San Quint n, number 1775. For the development of the San Quint n Bay Public Use Program, the Acceptable Change Limit methodology has been followed, which is a process developed by the U.S. Forest Service. This methodology seeks to have greater control over impacts and take into account visitor behavior and environmental and administrative factors. In addition, we have incorporated the Range of Opportunities for Visitors to Protected Areas (ROVAP), which helps to visualize the recreational opportunities and possibilities for public use that can be offered within the area and leads us to define the desired conditions during the process. Likewise, the Carrying Capacity is used when the methodology establishes or demonstrates limiting the number of users in a specific site. The results obtained serve as parameters to design management strategies in those sites. To carry out this methodology, we work with three types of audiences or teams: Core Team: personnel in charge of managing the area and fully involved in the planning process. Advisory Group: a group of people or representatives of groups, institutions, communities, etc., supporting the core team. These people know the area and work together to validate the information and make decisions. Local stakeholders: people, organizations, companies, institutions interested in the development and regulation of tourism/recreation activities. Their participation is timely and brief through consultation events.
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Best Estimate of GHG Avoidance/Reduction of This Project (Tonnes CO2 Equivalent/Year):
Impact on Underrepresented Groups:
It is worth mentioning that being San Quint n, a vulnerable and less favored community, this project promotes environmental justice. It includes the equitable and inclusive participation of all people since it is expected that the community has access to healthy ecosystem services in good condition, avoiding habitat fragmentation, and access to clean water. Through the public use program, it is expected to have well-defined roads that avoid negative environmental pressure. We will provide a new source of employment for the rehabilitation of roads without putting the ecosystem at risk, but on the contrary, since the restoration of roads is done through the Public Use Program. Access to employment is a constant concern for many of the people interviewed for several reasons. In the first place, it is linked to agriculture, which dominates productive activities, but it is cyclical, impacting family incomes. There are other activities such as commercial fishing, sport fishing, and aquaculture, but they do not compete with the revenue generated by agriculture. Environmental organizations are especially concerned that many of the area's inhabitants diversify their income with other activities that put the Valley's biodiversity at risks, such as pebble stone, grassland, and bivalves extraction since this is done indiscriminately without any regulation. The primary beneficiaries are the communities neighboring the nature reserves protected by Terra Peninsular in San Quint n. Currently, most of the efforts are carried out in San Quint n. The way we work with the communities is mainly by informing, inviting, and training. The inhabitants of these communities are mostly over 18 years of age, working in fishing or selling handicrafts and domestic services. Most of them have no professional education. They lack essential services, such as electricity and drainage. This project will work with the local communities in San Quint n Bay area: La Chorera and Ejido Chapala; these are communities of approximately one hundred people who are engaged in small-scale fishing, oyster production, food sales, masonry, and cleaning.
Research or Economic Modeling
Measurement, Reporting & Validation