The Shuar Waimiaku Project: The Sleeping Anaconda
Shuar families of the community of Buena Esperanza have come together to support the economic development and reclamation of their ancestral lands. Through community-based ecotourism, stewardship of sacred plants, medicines, and sacred sites in their territory, they aim to protect their culture as well as lands for future generations through the creation of Wamiaku centre for Healing, Tourism and Cultural Knowledge Sharing. GIDT is helping them preserve their cultural knowledge and ancestral territory, and support their sustainable economic development within the region through alternative development mechanisms such as community-based eco-tourism.
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