Biodiversity basics strengthening sustainability of the Yasuní Amazonian Rainforest, Ecuador
Dr Nancy Garwood
NHM - Natural History Museum, Entomology
Host Country Institutions:
Pontificia Universidad CatÃ³lica del Ecuador (PUCE)
To facilitate conservation & sustainable use of biodiversity within Ecuador’s hyper-diverse Yasuní National Park (YNP) & Huaorani Ethnic Reserve (HER) & increase the ability of the Huaorani people to participate in these activities.
1) Huaorani trained locally in modern biodiversity concepts & working practices2) Ecuadorians trained locally in traditional biodiversity concepts & knowledge, production of guides & educational material3) Ecuadorian trained in UK on production of guides and project management4) Multilingual identification guides produced for monitoring biodiversity, training, and community-based ecotourism5) Multilingual biodiversity educational materials produced for Huaorani schools to link non-Huaorani teachers & concepts to traditional knowledge6) Links among Huaorani, PUCE, Repsol-YPF & NHM strengthened and focussed on biodiversity issues