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Title: Shared meanings of socio-environmental heritage and rural economic dynamisation: mediating effect of sustainability in protected areas

Authors: Yuddy Alejandra Castro Ortegón; Julio César Acosta-Prado

Addresses: School of Environmental Engineering, Universidad Santo Tomás Tunja, 10001, Tunja, Colombia ' School of Management, Universidad Externado de Colombia, 111711 Bogotá, Colombia; School of Business Sciences, Universidad del Pacífico, 15072 Lima, Perú

Abstract: The study seeks to know the relationship between the shared meanings of the socio- environmental heritage and the rural economic dynamisation, mediated by the sustainability of Regional Natural Park Serranía de Las Quinchas (PNRSQ) protected area. The method used was qualitative. Interviews were conducted with the main actors that represent the interest groups, who influence the socio-environmental and economic dynamics of the protected area. The results showed the need to intensify spaces for environmental education, direct economic investment, and community inclusion, as well as support in the development of productive activities. The main academic and public policy implications and productive units of the studied area are discussed.

Keywords: shared meanings; socio-environmental heritage; rural economic dynamisation; sustainability; protected areas.

DOI: 10.1504/IJISD.2023.127976

International Journal of Innovation and Sustainable Development, 2023 Vol.17 No.1/2, pp.123 - 137

Received: 31 Dec 2020
Accepted: 23 Jun 2021

Published online: 22 Dec 2022 *

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