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Environmental Characterization And The Coastal Management: A Case Study In Mexico

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/ECO010161

Volume

46

Pages

5

Published

2001

Size

568 kb

Author(s)

F. Salinas, A. Ortega-Rubio, A. Castellanos & D. Valdez

Abstract

Environmental characterization and the coastal management: a case study in Mexico F. Salinas', A. Ortega-Rubio', A. Castellanos' & D. Valdez^ Centra de Investigacionea Biologicas del Noroeste, La Paz, Mexico. j Universidad de Sonora, Hermosillo, Mexico. Abstract The environmental characterization of the zone is undoubtedly the first step to reach an appropriate management of any region. This is especially important in the coastal zones, where the complex interaction of the biotic, abiotic and human components produces a wide array of potential conflicts and options to their solution. Using geographic information system, satellite images, and the main biological, physical and socioeconomic components we developed an environmental characterization of the coastal zone of the Ojo de Liebre Lagoon, Baja California Sur, Mexico. According with the natural features of the zone, the ecological resources potential and the soil aptitude we propose the optimal activities to be develo

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