Alejandro Ruelas Espinosa


Affiliation at SUM

Arne Næss stipend holder for 2021 and part of the Arne Næss Programme on Global Justice and the Environment

Master's project

His research project will explore the motivation of rural communities that participate in jaguar conservation programmes in the south of the Yucatán Peninsula, Mexico. It will attempt to reveal their views of the goals, strategies, and consequences of government and NGO-led conservation efforts that take place in their territories, often framed by asymmetrical power dynamics. Further, it will investigate their relationships with the species and the landscape to reveal alternative understandings that lead to fairer, more effective environmental policies. 

Academic Interests

  • Political ecology
  • Ethnography
  • Community-based conservation
  • Development
  • Landscape studies
Tags: Arne Næss Programme
Published Jan. 29, 2021 4:15 PM - Last modified Jan. 29, 2021 6:01 PM