Indigenous methods to sustainably manage riverine plantations, Amazon region
Dr Alexander (Sandy) Gray
University of Strathclyde - SIBS
Host Country Institutions:
Universidad Nacional de Colombia
Brazil, Colombia, Peru
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.
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