Collaborative Governance Models for Managing Aquatic Resources and Fisheries in the Peruvian Amazon

Confronted by dynamic, complex and unpredictable ecosystems, Amazonian populations have developed a diversity of knowledge and institutions that allow them to adapt and evolve in their natural environment. Economic, social and cultural changes are now jeopardizing the adaptive capacity and resilience of local communities and ecosystems.

This project will continue work begun in project 103165, Community-based Natural Resources Management in the Pachitea River Watershed (Peru), extending the effort to other parts of the Peruvian Amazon where the Instituto del Bien Común is active. Researchers will endeavor to understand the fishing industry in four indigenous communities - the health of the industry, the traditional institutions governing the industry and the indigenous knowledge about fish in the Peruvian Amazon.

The idea is to consolidate this knowledge in a model for the participatory management of the fishery in the context of the Pichis watershed.

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Start Date

Thursday, October 9, 2008

End Date

Friday, March 23, 2012


36 months

IDRC Officer

De Plaen, Renaud

Total funding

CA$ 527,200


Peru, South America, North and Central America


Agriculture and Food Security

Project Leader

Percy Summers


Instituto del Bien Común

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