A central role for marginalised communities

Friday, 8 January, 2016
In the battle against climate change, more funding is being directed to preserving the planet's forests and wilderness regions - often home to marginalised Indigenous peoples. Project COBRA is showing how their skills and experience can help make these vital conservation efforts more successful, with the UN Development Programme keeping a close eye.

The Guiana Shield region in South America is the world’s largest continuous area of tropical rain forest and home to hundreds of communities of Indigenous peoples. COBRA worked with several such communities to investigate how they manage the natural resources they depend on while ensuring their sustainability. The team looked at traditional crops and crop rotation patterns, fishing techniques deployed and the ways cultural traditions are passed on.

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"Local solutions for future challenges: Community Owned Best practice for sustainable Resource Adaptive management in the Guiana Shield, South America"
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