Community Resource Management Planning in the Maichin River Valley
Dr Paul Oldham
University of Lancaster, CESAGen
Host Country Institutions:
Mapuche communities in Maichin Valley, CONAF, Consejo de Todas las Tierras - CTT, Observatario de Derechos de Los Pueblos Indigenas
To strengthen the capacity of Mapuche organisations and communities to participate in the negotiation and implementation of the provisions of the CBD with regard to the conservation, sustainable use and community co-management of protected areas.
Capacity of the Mapuche-Pehuenche communities, the Consejo de Todas las Tierras and the relevant national body (CONAF) with regard to conservation and the sustainable and participatory management and use of the Villarrica National Reserve and bordering areas strengthened.
Survey of the natural resources, conservation status, use, and status of traditional knowledge and practices associated with these resources completed.
Community resource management proposals
A community plan for the participatory management of the Maichin valley and co-management Villarrica National Reserve elaborated.
Community co-management plan and establishment of a community managed protected area negotiated with CONAF (note re-introduction of community protected area)
Lessons learned related to the objectives 1.1 and 2.2 of the programme of work on Protected Areas provided to partners and the CBD.
Related Projects: Community co-management in the Villarica National Reserve (Chile)