Conservation and Community Impact in Nangaritza
Presentation Overview
• Physical – Location, Geology, Ecology
• Socio-cultural – Shuar and Mestizo
• Conservation Threats
...
Nangaritza
Connect core areas &
key habitats
1. Podocarpus Natl. Park
2. Cerro Plateado
3. Cordillera del Cóndor
Tepuis or Mura Nunka
(Sandstone table-mountains)
Cordillera del Cóndor: “the richest flora of any similar-
sized area in the world.”
4,700 plant species to date
Ecuadorian portion of Cordillera del Cóndor
Orange-Throated Tanager:
A Nangaritza specialty
Only 3,000 acres of
habitat in Ecuador
Andean Cock of the Rock (Cotinga Family)
Hoatzin
Pit Viper (Bothrocophias microphtalamus)
Rainbow Boa
Glass Frog (Chimerella mariaelenae)
Tigrillo – Photo courtesy of
the Technical University of
Loja
Shuar Nationality
~ 150,000 members in 650
communities
Ecuadorian and Peruvian
Amazon
• Aja
• Nunkui
• Anent
Mestizo Colonists
~ 30 years ago
Conservation Threats
Deforestation from
cattle grazing
Mining driving deforestation
Gold mining in river bottom Silica mining in uplands
Timber Extraction
Paving Project – New highway
will bisect Nangaritza Valley
Socio-Economic Indicators
Poverty Rates
• Ecuador – 60.1%
• Nangaritza – 77.4%
Extreme Poverty Rates
• Ecuador – 26.8%
• N...
Conservation Goals
• Conserve unique habitats and species
• Habitat connectivity
SocioBosque – Conservation Incentives
Program
Hectares protected
• 21,462 hectares Shuar
• 2,743 hectares ATASMO
• 1,195 h...
Productive Conservation in Nangaritza
(Income producers that leave forests standing)
Project ideas
• Eco-tourism
• Achiote...
Eco-tourism – River Canyon Tours
Cultural Tourism
Cascada de los Dioses
Achiote Cultivation
Food colorant
Aja revitalization
• Help recover an integral
part of Shuar culture
• Subsistence and income
generation
Recap
• Unique ecosystems &
connectivity
• Accelerating conservation
pressure
• NCI strategies:
1. Continue direct land co...
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Published on: Mar 3, 2016
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  • 1. Conservation and Community Impact in Nangaritza
  • 2. Presentation Overview • Physical – Location, Geology, Ecology • Socio-cultural – Shuar and Mestizo • Conservation Threats • NCI Activities & Achievements – Direct land protection – Productive conservation
  • 3. Nangaritza Connect core areas & key habitats 1. Podocarpus Natl. Park 2. Cerro Plateado 3. Cordillera del Cóndor
  • 4. Tepuis or Mura Nunka (Sandstone table-mountains)
  • 5. Cordillera del Cóndor: “the richest flora of any similar- sized area in the world.”
  • 6. 4,700 plant species to date Ecuadorian portion of Cordillera del Cóndor
  • 7. Orange-Throated Tanager: A Nangaritza specialty Only 3,000 acres of habitat in Ecuador
  • 8. Andean Cock of the Rock (Cotinga Family)
  • 9. Hoatzin
  • 10. Pit Viper (Bothrocophias microphtalamus)
  • 11. Rainbow Boa
  • 12. Glass Frog (Chimerella mariaelenae)
  • 13. Tigrillo – Photo courtesy of the Technical University of Loja
  • 14. Shuar Nationality ~ 150,000 members in 650 communities Ecuadorian and Peruvian Amazon
  • 15. • Aja • Nunkui • Anent
  • 16. Mestizo Colonists ~ 30 years ago
  • 17. Conservation Threats Deforestation from cattle grazing
  • 18. Mining driving deforestation Gold mining in river bottom Silica mining in uplands
  • 19. Timber Extraction
  • 20. Paving Project – New highway will bisect Nangaritza Valley
  • 21. Socio-Economic Indicators Poverty Rates • Ecuador – 60.1% • Nangaritza – 77.4% Extreme Poverty Rates • Ecuador – 26.8% • Nangaritza – 36.1%
  • 22. Conservation Goals • Conserve unique habitats and species • Habitat connectivity
  • 23. SocioBosque – Conservation Incentives Program Hectares protected • 21,462 hectares Shuar • 2,743 hectares ATASMO • 1,195 hectares - private individuals ATASMO members (w/ Trotsky)
  • 24. Productive Conservation in Nangaritza (Income producers that leave forests standing) Project ideas • Eco-tourism • Achiote • Aja revitalization
  • 25. Eco-tourism – River Canyon Tours
  • 26. Cultural Tourism Cascada de los Dioses
  • 27. Achiote Cultivation Food colorant
  • 28. Aja revitalization • Help recover an integral part of Shuar culture • Subsistence and income generation
  • 29. Recap • Unique ecosystems & connectivity • Accelerating conservation pressure • NCI strategies: 1. Continue direct land conservation • Land purchase, SocioBosque to fill in “puzzle pieces” 2. Productive conservation • Align with conservation & combat poverty

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