Report on intercultural and participatory fire management

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Activities and outcomes from meeting in Brasilia, March 2017

This report outlines the main activities, findings and recommendations from the meeting held in Brasilia, Brazil in March 2017, on intercultural and participatory fire management. The meeting involved Indigenous and traditional peoples, scientists and government agencies.

MIF Brasília 2017 (VF)

Bibiana Bilbao
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Bibiana Bilbao is Professor at the Department of Environmental Studies, Universidad Simón Bolívar, Venezuela. Her research is on tropical savannas, fire ecology, biogeochemical cycles and vegetation change. She has also a long professional experience working on ecological and human dimensions of fire management with Indigenous communities in tropical ecosystems of Venezuela, particularly the Pemón of the Canaima National Park. She is willing to further the development of more effective, socially just and culturally sensitive policies for intercultural and participatory governance of Integrated Fire Management (MIF) in Venezuela, Brazil and other countries of South America such as Bolivia and Argentina.