WCS Ecuador team visited five Kichwa communities of the Napo River, in the Ecuadorian Amazon, in order to train the inhabitants on issues of wildlife monitoring and hunting.
One of the main initiatives of WCS Ecuador is the strengthening and capacity building of local people and businesses, since it contributes to a better management of their natural resources and leads them to become more effective managers of their environment. To fulfill this objective, our team constantly visits the communities with which we work, in order to share and exchange knowledge and experiences.
Between November 5 and 12, our biologists and social technicians, Rubén Cueva, Fernando Anaguano, Viviana Narváez, and Hernán Álvarez, visited the Kichwa communities of Pompeya, Indillama, Nueva Providencia, Sani Isla and San Roque, where they trained the inhabitants on wildlife monitoring issues and monitoring of hunting and fishing. This with the objective of knowing how many species of wild animals there are in the forest (meeting rates) and how much demand of the species in the communities (extraction rates).
In addition, during this visit, agreements were signed to support the implementation of the plans for the use and territorial management of these five communities.