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PEZA (Strategic Buffer Zone Plan) for Tambopata

Lead PI: Joshua D. Fisher

Unit Affiliation: Advanced Consortium on Cooperation, Conflict, and Complexity (AC4)

January 2017 - Ongoing
Active
South America ; Madre de Dios, Peru
Project Type: Research

DESCRIPTION: The Madre de Dios region of the Peruvian Amazon is rich in biodiversity, and is technically under government protection. In reality, miners have flooded in to sift abundant gold from its riverbeds, leading to armed confrontations with the Peruvian military. Working in partnership with residents, NGOs and government officials, this project aimed to peacefully reconcile resource management with biodiversity, and create an updated management Land Use Plan for Tambopata National Reserve and its buffer zones. Outcomes: Enhanced management of Tambopata National Reserve Buffer Zone; Interagency Coordination for Peruvian Government; Public-Private Partnerships in Conservation; Enhanced Livelihoods for Residents in Buffer Zone

SPONSOR:

Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation

RESEARCH TEAM:

Dr. Tamia Souto, Juan Loja

EXTERNAL COLLABORATORS:

Amazon Conservation Association; Asociación para la Conservación de la Cuenca Amazónica; Tambopata National Reserve Management Committee; SERNANP

PUBLICATIONS:

3-Year Mgmt Plan for Buffer Zone; New Governance Institutions in Madre de Dios; New Partipatory Land Use Planning Methodology

KEYWORDS

rainforest land management biodiversity resource management

THEMES

Stewardship of the planet