The mission of our social perception program is to produce a description of the collective construction of the coastal environment from the perspective of local stakeholders. It’s objectives are:
- Identify and portray local stakeholders.
- Describe the perception of the coastal environment from the perspective of those stakeholders.
- Map the different utilizations given to the coastal environment by local stakeholders.
- Collectively identify local socio-environmental issues and possible solutions.
- Empower Mahahual’s community to face the collective challenges of territorial management.
The program’s data collection methods include individual interviews, collective discussion workshops, participant observation of territorial management activities, participatory cartography workshops, among others.
The data collected allows us to develop intervention measures and support territorial management initiatives in Mahahual such as the Playas Limpias de Costa Maya committee, in which local, regional and federal stakeholders participate.