Comisión Estatal de Parques Naturales y de la Fauna (CEPANAF) Oral History Interviews, 2020

 

Descriptive Summary

Abstract: Oral history interviews with forest rangers who worked for the State-of-Mexico-based agency Comisión Estatal de Parques Naturales y de la Fauna (State Commission of Natural Parks and Wildlife, CEPANAF), as well as arborists who worked with Butterflies and Their People. Three CEPANAF rangers, who were interviewed by cultural anthropologist Ellen Sharp in 2020, had patrolled at the Cerro Pelón Monarch Butterfly Sanctuary from 1977 to 2014. Butterflies and Their People, a local conservation nonprofit founded in 2016, assists CEPANAF in forest protection at the southernmost colony in the Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve. The interviewees live in the communities of Macheros, State of Mexico, and Nicolás Romero, Michoacán.

Title: Comisión Estatal de Parques Naturales y de la Fauna (CEPANAF) Oral History Interviews, 2020

Repository: Forest History Society Library and Archives

Call Number: 2022-006

Language of Material: Material in Spanish and English

Extent: 8 interviews (digital files)

 

Collection Overview

This collection includes recordings and transcripts of oral history interviews with forest rangers who worked for the State-of-Mexico-based agency Comisión Estatal de Parques Naturales y de la Fauna (State Commission of Natural Parks and Wildlife, CEPANAF), as well as Butterflies and Their People arborists. Three CEPANAF rangers, who were interviewed by cultural anthropologist Ellen Sharp in 2020, had patrolled at the Cerro Pelón Monarch Butterfly Sanctuary from 1977 to 2014. Butterflies and Their People, a local conservation nonprofit founded in 2016, assists CEPANAF in forest protection at the southernmost colony in the Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve. The interviewees live in the communities of Macheros, State of Mexico, and Nicolás Romero, Michoacán.

Collection Arrangement

  1. Elidió Moreno de Jesus Interview
  2. Emilio Velásquez Moreno Interview
  3. Francisco Moreno Hernández Interview
  4. José Carmen Contreras Meza Interview
  5. Leonel Moreno Espinoza Interview
  6. Melquiades Moreno de Jesús Interview
  7. Osvaldo Esquivel Maya Interview
  8. Patricio Moreno Rojas Interview

 

Subject Headings

  • Butterflies Mexico
  • Conservation biology
  • Conservation of natural resources
  • Corridors (Ecology)
  • Mexico
  • Mexico Mexico (State)
  • Michoacán
  • Monarch butterfly
  • Monarch butterfly Migration
  • Monarca (Insecte)
  • Natural areas
  • Natural areas Mexico Mexico (State)

 

Detailed Description of the Collection

1. Elidió Moreno de Jesus Interview, 2020.

Elidió Moreno de Jesus, retired Forester for the State Commission of Natural Parks and Wildlife in the monarch butterfly sanctuary of Cerro Pelón. Interview conducted by Patricio Moreno Rojas and Ellen Sharp. Transcript translated into English by Will Wright. [View pdf transcript]

2. Emilio Velásquez Moreno Interview, 2020.

Emilio Velásquez Moreno, Forest Guardian, Butterflies & Their People. Interview conducted by Ellen Sharp. Transcript translated into English by Will Wright. [View pdf transcript]

3. Francisco Moreno Hernández Interview, 2020.

Francisco Moreno Hernández, Forest Guardian, Butterflies & Their People. Interview conducted by Ellen Sharp. Transcript translated into English by Will Wright. [View pdf transcript]

4. José Carmen Contreras Meza Interview, 2020.

José Carmen Contreras Meza, Forest Guardian, Butterflies & Their People. Interview conducted by Ellen Sharp. Transcript translated into English by Will Wright. [View pdf transcript]

5. Leonel Moreno Espinoza Interview, 2020.

Leonel Moreno Espinoza, retired Forester for the State Commission of Natural Parks and Wildlife in the monarch butterfly sanctuary of Cerro Pelón. Interview conducted by Patricio Moreno Rojas and Ellen Sharp. Transcript translated into English by Will Wright. [View pdf transcript]

6. Melquiades Moreno de Jesús Interview, 2020.

Melquiades Moreno de Jesús, retired Forester for the State Commission of Natural Parks and Wildlife in the monarch butterfly sanctuary of Cerro Pelón. Interview conducted by Patricio Moreno Rojas. Transcript translated into English by Will Wright. [View pdf transcript]

7. Osvaldo Esquivel Maya Interview, 2020.

Osvaldo Esquivel Maya, Forest Guardian, Butterflies & Their People. Interview conducted by Ellen Sharp. Transcript translated into English by Will Wright. [View pdf transcript]

8. Patricio Moreno Rojas Interview, 2020.

Patricio Moreno Rojas, Forester for the State Commission of Natural Parks and Wildlife in the monarch butterfly sanctuary of Cerro Pelón. Interview conducted by Ellen Sharp. Transcript translated into English by Will Wright. [View pdf transcript]

 

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[Identification of item], Comisión Estatal de Parques Naturales y de la Fauna (CEPANAF) Oral History Interviews, Library and Archives, Forest History Society, Durham, NC, USA.