Acceptability of nickel extraction between indigenous and non-indigenous communities of El Estor, Izabal, Guatemala

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dc.contributor.advisor Chandler, Paul M. en_US Baldetti Herrera, Carlos en_US
dc.coverage.spatial ncgt--- en_US 2011-06-03T19:40:56Z 2011-06-03T19:40:56Z 2006 en_US 2006
dc.identifier LD2489.Z78 2006 .B35 en_US
dc.description.abstract In 1971 the company Exmibal, called today CGN, got a concession for the extraction of nickel in El Estor. Ten years later, Exmibal cancelled its work. Now, Exmibal is trying to return to El Estor. The opinion of rural populations affected by this extraction was not clear. The purpose of this research was to determine and compare the level of acceptability of nickel extraction between the indigenous and non-indigenous communities. The level of acceptability was tested throughout eliciting cultural domains, and then comparing the level of acceptability using the Chi-Square test. The relation of this acceptability with locally perceived socioeconomic and environmental benefits and constraints was also identified. The elicitation of domains established the priority of water, animals, wood and trees for the communities, placing nickel extraction in fifth place of salience and relating it mostly with natural resources destruction, employment and land expropriation. Comparing the level of acceptability, indigenous communities do not accept the work of the Company while the non-indigenous community accepts it.
dc.description.sponsorship Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Management
dc.format.extent v, 111 leaves : col. ill., col. maps ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Nickel mines and mining -- Guatemala -- El Estor -- Public opinion. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Indigenous peoples -- Guatemala -- El Estor -- Attitudes. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Ladino (Latin American people) -- Guatemala -- El Estor -- Attitudes. en_US
dc.subject.other El Estor (Guatemala) -- Public opinion. en_US
dc.title Acceptability of nickel extraction between indigenous and non-indigenous communities of El Estor, Izabal, Guatemala en_US Thesis (M.S.)
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