Comunidad Indígena de Manquemapu

An indigenous community conserved area, Comunidad Indígena de Manquemapu (Indigenous Community of Manquemapu) works to promote sustainable forest management and marine resource conservation as a way of meeting the economic needs of resident indigenous communities. Born in response to external threats from extractive industries, this community-based group manages a large area of alerche forest, focusing on sustainable production practices and the marketing of local products. In nearby coastal areas, the organization has established a fisherman’s union to monitor fishing practices and to ensure compliance with sustainability standards. A revolving fund has been established to create small-scale enterprises, while organization revenues are invested back into local health and education projects.


Key Facts 

Equator Prize Winner: 2014

Founded: 1993

Location: Manquemapu, Purranque Commune, Los Lagos
Region, Chile

Beneficiaries: The community of Manquemapu

Area of Focus: Sustainable management of forest and
marine resources; ecotourism


Case Study

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 Equator Prize 2014

Latin America And The Caribbean

 Ecoagriculture and Food Security

 Sustainable Forestry

 Marine and Coastal Resource Management


Contact Information

Javier Alejandro Ancapan M.
Language: Spanish


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