Possible Joint Management of the Seaflower Biosphere Reserve in the Colombian-Nicaraguan Maritime Border

The article outlines a proposal for cross-border integration in the maritime boundary between Colombia and Nicaragua based on the joint management of the Seaflower Biosphere Reserve. Ostrom’s Theory of Common-Pool Resource and Regime Theory are used as a framework to address conflicts over resources...

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Autores Principales: Chacón Herrera, Christian, Mantilla Valbuena, Silvia Cristina, Román Romero, Raúl
Formato: Artículo (Article)
Lenguaje:Español (Spanish)
Publicado: Universidad Militar Nueva Granada 2018
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Acceso en línea:http://hdl.handle.net/10654/34783
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Sumario:The article outlines a proposal for cross-border integration in the maritime boundary between Colombia and Nicaragua based on the joint management of the Seaflower Biosphere Reserve. Ostrom’s Theory of Common-Pool Resource and Regime Theory are used as a framework to address conflicts over resources in litigation and territorial indeterminacy scenarios. The institutional framework of UNESCO’s Cross-Border Biosphere Reserves is also discussed, along with some developing global experiences. Finally, the social and environmental value of the Seaflower Reserve and its cross-border nature is characterized from a multidisciplinary perspective to prove that conflict and indeterminacy in the area jeopardize its normal development and protection; therefore, local actors play a fundamental role in joint management initiatives led by the nations involved.