Associação Ashaninka do Rio Amônia Apiwtxa

Key Facts

Equator Prize Winner: 2017
Year of establishment: 1993
Location: Marechal Thaumaturgo, Brazil
Ecosystem: Forests, wetlands, rivers, grasslands, wildlife

In order to protect their 87,205-hectare territory Terra Kampa do Rio Amônia from deforestation and to defend Ashaninka rights and culture, Apiwtxa has used participatory 3D mapping to demarcate and support community-based management of indigenous lands. Using innovative technology to complement widespread community engagement, Apiwtxa has created a management plan for the Ashaninka territory. The group has also set up an educational center that promotes sustainable agroforestry practices with Ashaninka communities in Brazil and Peru as well as other indigenous and non-indigenous groups and educational centers. The school places cultural exchange and social inclusion at the heart of environmental education, while leading restoration activities, and selling handicrafts and non-timber forest products through a cooperative. Through its diverse initiatives, Apiwtxa has developed a cohesive strategy to defend indigenous lands and enhance community livelihoods.

Contact Information

Benki Piyãko
Coordinator of the Center Yorenka Ãtame

http://www.apiwtxa.org.br

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Key Facts

Equator Prize Winner: 2017
Year of establishment: 1993
Location: Marechal Thaumaturgo, Brazil
Ecosystem: Forests, wetlands, rivers, grasslands, wildlife

In order to protect their 87,205-hectare territory Terra Kampa do Rio Amônia from deforestation and to defend Ashaninka rights and culture, Apiwtxa has used participatory 3D mapping to demarcate and support community-based management of indigenous lands. Using innovative technology to complement widespread community engagement, Apiwtxa has created a management plan for the Ashaninka territory. The group has also set up an educational center that promotes sustainable agroforestry practices with Ashaninka communities in Brazil and Peru as well as other indigenous and non-indigenous groups and educational centers. The school places cultural exchange and social inclusion at the heart of environmental education, while leading restoration activities, and selling handicrafts and non-timber forest products through a cooperative. Through its diverse initiatives, Apiwtxa has developed a cohesive strategy to defend indigenous lands and enhance community livelihoods.

Contact Information

Benki Piyãko
Coordinator of the Center Yorenka Ãtame
http://www.apiwtxa.org.br