Mexico’s “Ejido” System Has Brought Communities Together for Forest Conservation, but Often Without Women

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Mexico's ejidos (systems for community-based land ownership) conduct a range of sustainable forestry operations on the land granted to them by the federal government. From a conservation perspective, they are a resounding success, keeping ecosystems healthy by allowing communities to benefit from the sustainable use of their natural resources. But from a social perspective, the ejido system could be in trouble, by excluding young people, and especially young women, from participating.