More than an experience, however this project is evidence of one of the methodologies that we use within FGA to carry out our work, and to make these investigations the true basis of policies that strengthen the own government– a crucial tool for increasing food security and transmissions of knowledge.
The indigenous communities of the Amazon recognize their ancestral lands through myths and legends that are transmitted from the old to the young. This blog entry tells of the stories and experiences of those who hold the traditional knowledge and how it relates to maps.
The Path of the Anacondas Initiative aims to maintain ecosystem connectivity, to guarantee environmental services of the Amazon basin and seek innovative solutions to Climate Change, creating the world’s largest eco-cultural mosaic: Andes-Amazon-Atlantic.
A pronouncement from the Constitutional Court of Colombia that can change the history of the Amazon, for good!
After five years of legal uncertainty, the Colombian Constitutional court finally made clear that a National Park prevails over a mining title. A victory for nature and indigenous peoples that marks a precedent in defense of territory for communities all around the world!
The proposal envisions the world’s largest biological corridor. It would mean safeguarding 135 million hectares, of which 34% corresponds to Colombia, 62% to Brazil, and 4% to Venezuela. Click here to view the interactive map.
The local indigenous organisation ACIYA (Association of Indigenous Captains of the Yaigoje Apaporis), of the Colombian Amazon, will receive international recognition for its research work carried out in the Yaigojé Apaporis resguardo (indigenous territory).
With proper planning in place, it is easier to identify the effects that mining would have on their livelihoods, such as environmental damage, health effects, a loss of identity and migration, as well as the benefits that mining might bring, such as economic gains and compensation.
There are reports that at least 34 of the more than one hundred indigenous groups and communities living in Colombia are suffering a “humanitarian crisis” and are threatened with extinction
Gaia Amazonas joins the world’s most influential social entrepreneurs at the Skoll World Forum, 9-11 April.
The Skoll World Forum on Social Entrepreneurship is widely touted as “the premier international platform for advancing entrepreneurial approaches and solutions to the world’s most pressing problems”.
Colombia receives the unenviable title of being the top Latin American country (and second only to India, worldwide) with most environmental conflicts