数据迁移从危地马拉表明移民农民毁林的主要动力。研究人员进行的一项研究使用人口统计学变量显示,近80%的城市,乡-城迁移已经迁移到三级城市(& Burgdorfer Lopez-Carr,2013)。虽然这些表明,森林砍伐森林边界受到农村人口的迁移的影响,作者认为,小农户是一个更大的驱动程序。森林砍伐是局限于森林的清算,影响当地的农业社区和农民工。这种形式的结算是辅助的森林保护区,似乎并不在森林保护发挥很大一部分。事实上没有激励甚至法律保护森林资源,可以吸引人负责。这里可以看出,有时国家法律甚至可能允许使用闲置林地的农业移民。所有这些表明,虽然没有确切的速度连接初始森林砍伐和企业或小规模农业移民农业和定居点是森林砍伐的一个原因特别是在保护区。
Data on migration from Guatemala shows how migrant farmers are the main drivers of deforestation in the land. A study conducted by researchers with the use of demographic variables shows that nearly 80% of urban that follows on the rural-urban migrations have been migrating to tertiary cities (Lopez-Carr, & Burgdorfer, 2013). While these show that the forest frontier deforestations are affected by the migration of rural population, the authors argues that small farmers are a greater driver. Deforestation here is restricted to the clearing of forests for farming communities in the locality and also for migrant farmers. This form of clearing is aided by the forest reserves that do not seem to play a good part in forest conservation. There are in fact no incentives even for legally protected forest reserves that could attract people to take charge. Here it can be seen that sometimes national laws may even allow the use of idle forest lands by the farming migrants. All these show that though there is not exact rate to connect initial deforestations and corporate or small scale farming, the migrant farming and settlements are a cause of deforestation especially in protected areas.