Revolutionary Parks: Conservation, Social Justice, and Mexico's National Parks, 1910-1940
Revolutionary Parks tells the surprising story of how forty national parks were created in Mexico during the latter stages of the first social revolution of the twentieth century. By 1940 Mexico had more national parks than any other country. Together they protected more than two million acres of land in fourteen states. Even more remarkable, Lázaro Cárdenas, president of Mexico in the 1930s, began to promote concepts akin to sustainable development and ecotourism.
With affinities for both rational science and social justice, the revolutionary state's park system turned out to be an episode of surprising governmental foresight.
University of Arizona Press
Wakild, Emily, "Revolutionary Parks: Conservation, Social Justice, and Mexico's National Parks, 1910-1940" (2011). Faculty & Staff Authored Books. 540.