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Letras Verdes, Revista Latinoamericana de Estudios Socioambientales

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MARINELLI, Nicoletta. Communication processes in the governance of a Protected Natural Area of ​​the Metropolitan District of Quito. Letras Verdes [online]. 2018, n.24, pp.161-180.  Epub Sep 21, 2018. ISSN 1390-6631.

Is there a possibility that the governance problems of natural protected areas will be resolved through the strengthening of networks of social interaction and communication? In the dialogue generated by environmental governance in Ecuador, formal and informal communication mechanisms allow opportunities for conflict management, the strengthening of networks of social interaction, the exchange of knowledge among different actors, as well as to agree on common objectives. Under the interactive governance approach, this article analyzes the communication networks of the Mashpi-Guaycuyacu-Sahuangal Conservation and Sustainable Use Area, recently created in the Metropolitan District of Quito. The study shows that the heterogeneous environmental rationalities among the interest groups in the area do not yet find their gear, due to gaps in communication processes, which weaken the participation processes, its legitimacy and effectiveness.

Keywords : communicative governance; interactive governance; Pichincha; participation; protected natural areas.

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