Learning lessons from integrated fire management in Venezuela

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As we start drawing together data and evidence from Indigenous fire management in Venezuela as part of the LANDMARC project, Collective member and project leader, Bibiana Bilbao, presents some thoughts to Diálogo Chino on what we have learnt so far, and the potential lessons for neighbouring countries such as Colombia.

Festival de cine: “Somos todos parte del ecosistema: la voz de las comunidades a través de la imagen”

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A film festival was held during the XI Venezuelan Congress of Ecology, from 11 to 12 November in Margarita Island, Venezuela. The festival allowed conference participants, mostly scientific experts in the field of ecology, to engage with the perceptions and socio-environmental realities experienced by local and Indigenous Latin American communities and the power of participatory video techniques developed by Project COBRA to identify community owned solutions.

“El valor de la integración del conocimiento local y científico en la investigación ecológica”

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“The value of the integration of local and scientific knowledge in ecological research” symposium was held under the framework of the XI Venezuelan Congress of Ecology, on November 10, 2015, in The Island of Margarita, Venezuela. The symposium aimed to gather the experiences of different research groups about the use of participatory methods and integration of local and scientific knowledge for the sustainable management of natural resources and maintaining the diversity of ecosystems.

Participatory and Intercultural Fire Management Network

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This report (available in English, Spanish and Portuguese) provides information of the activities that have been carried out during the first meeting of the “Participatory and Intercultural Fire Management Network” with regards to Indigenous fire management with researchers, government authorities and Indigenous representatives (60 participants in total) currently working on Indigenous fire management in Venezuela, Brazil, Guyana and the UK – this workshop took place over four days in July 2015 at the Parupa Scientific Station, Canaima National Park, Venezuela.