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Indigenous methods to sustainably manage riverine plantations, Amazon region


Ref: 12016
Type: Main Project
Project Leader: Dr Alexander (Sandy) Gray
Lead Institution: University of Strathclyde - SIBS
Host Country Institutions: Universidad Nacional de Colombia
Start Date: 2003-09-01
End Date: 2006-08-31
Funding: £179,100.00
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Status: Completed
Regions: South America
Countries: Brazil, Colombia, Peru
Purpose: Work together with indigenous specialists, institutions and communities to investigate and promote methods of sustainable management of riverine plantations on periodically flooded banks of the River Amazonas and tributaries - frontier with Brazil and Peru. Production of educational packages to help conserve biodiversity and maintain viable habitats for indigenous fauna.
Outputs: 1. Survey of indigenous riverine plantations. 2. Study of mythology and rituals behind the indigenous techniques of forest management. 3. Workshops which will form a base for training in techniques of management of river plantations. 4. Production of educational material usable by indigenous personnel as well as other members of the local communities/institutions.

Related Projects: Conservation and rehabilitation of the Colombian rainforest by indigenous people