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Conservation Alliances with Indigenous Peoples of the Amazon

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The article features two case studies detailing the development and implementation of successful collaborative conservation projects with Amazon indigenous communities – the A'ukre Kayapo village and the people of the Xingu Indigenous Park. Both examples highlight that investments in territorial control and economic alternatives form the basis of long-term conservation and indigenous alliances. Yet the challenge is to identify the most strategic and appropriate long-term investments that can compensate indigenous peoples for the ecosystem services their lands provide.


Author:S. Schwartzman, and B. Zimmerman
Journal:Conservation Biology