Natural resource conflicts in the Western Amazon: implications for community management of NTFPs.

Abstract

The presentation looks at the factors affecting Brazil nut production in the Western Amazon. It is argued that: property rights security affects the management of Brazil nut in the region through conflict; In Pando, lack of property rights security combined with heavy financial dependence on Brazil nut leave few options for people in terms of management decisions; and participatory mapping can be used as a tool for communities to deal with tenure conflict, visualize traditional forest use systems, and leverage integration of traditional practices into formal land titling processes and decision-making.

Citation

Presentation at: ‘PEN: The Long Walk to Impact’, 4th PEN workshop, Barcelona, 8-12 January 2008, 20 pp.

Natural resource conflicts in the Western Amazon: implications for community management of NTFPs.

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