Bibiana Bilbao

Bibiana Bilbao

Simón Bolívar University, Dept. of Environmental Studies
Caracas, Venezuela

Integrating Indigenous fire practices within government fire management policy

First International meeting of the Participatory and Intercultural Fire Management Network.

January 26, 2016

Location : Venezuela, Guayana, Kavanayen

Discipline : Culture, Development, Ecology, Governance, Identity, Land policy & use

Local solutions : Culture & Identity, Land & Governance

This photostory revealed scenes and activities of the first meeting of the “Participatory and Intercultural Fire Management Network” that took place over four days in July 2015 at the Parupa scientific station, Parque Nacional Canaima, Venezuela. This workshop joined together 60 participants, belonging to more than 25 government and academic institutions and indigenous communities from Venezuela, Brazil and Guyana. This was a wonderful experience, which pioneered the intercultural and participatory of fire management approach and the integration of these Guayana regions with high cultural and biological diversity.

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