The Journal of Natural Resources and Development (JNRD) is a continuous publication of peer-reviewed articles and other contributions, willing to be an interface between natural resources and human development. The journal welcomes topics on a local, regional, or global scale focused in any region of the world; however, they should always be of an interdisciplinary nature, linking environmental and societal issues. The main objective of the JNRD is to contribute to achieving the Millennium Development Goals. Its scope includes subjects such as integrated water resources management, land use dynamics and biodiversity, energy efficiency and renewable resources, and regional management and sustainable livelihoods for the poor. http://www.jnrd.info