Drafting Environmental Management Plans for Five Indigenous Groups According to their Traditional Knowledge
The objectives of the project are to conduct five environmental management plans based on traditional knowledge of indigenous peoples. They cover an area of 207,000 hectares (mostly native forest), delineating areas of forest conservation and species of flora and fauna, areas for housing, places of access to hunting, fishing, gathering and traditional crops and sacred places for rituals in each town. The purpose is to replicate this methodology in other indigenous peoples.
It focuses on the combination of technical tools of Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Ecology and the traditional knowledge of indigenous peoples over their territories. The idea is to consolidate and strengthen these practices and, at the same time, generate management tools for communities to plan for the future in constant dialogue and consultation with external stakeholders, protecting ecosystems and ensuring an adequate supply of environmental goods and services for them and the planet.