Wednesday, November 17, 2010
The Yame Reserve Management Plan continues on its way. The Reserve, of 55,000 ha, is linked to Huaorani Lodge and will provide an added attraction for visitors to the area. At a recent meeting in the village of Quehueri´ono the plan was discussed with the members of the five Huaorani communities involved; maps of no hunting areas and animal sightings were drawn up by local residents and the plan will now go to the next phase, expected for January of next year where the final draft will be discussed before being completed with the approval of the local people.
The reserve is an exciting development. Besides being an area of jaguars, giant armadillos alligators and an abundance of bird species, this project - supported by the United Nations Development Programme, the World Tourism Organisation, and the Wildlife Conservation Society - is a concrete demonstration of how conservation, support of local cultures and eco tourism can go hand in hand.
Special thanks to our partners!