Proyecto Payamino was initiated in 2002, through a partnership between San Jose de Payamino (an Indigenous community in the Ecuadorian Amazon), Zoos Go Wild and Aalborg Zoo, in order to protect the wildlife and culture of the area. It has since developed into a thriving community conservation project, with the help of a growing number of supporters and partners, who have helped to keep oil companies and illegal bush meat hunting at bay, while giving the community back their dignity and control of their own destiny and culture.
You can read the details of the project agreement by clicking here or on the link right.
The project is supported by a number of high profile universities including Glasgow and Manchester in the UK and Aarnhus and Aalborg in Denmark. These universities run expeditions and field courses in the Payamino over the summer months (June to September), have post-graduate students conductuing research, and also provide expert advice and input to the management group.
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