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Men of the Shiwiar territory in Ecuador

The Shiwiar Rainforest Initiative was a six-month expedition in the Ecuadorian Amazon in which a group of Ecuadorians and foreigners worked to build capacity and carry out research  in remote Shiwiar communities in the region of Pastaza. Specifically we researched and recorded snails, flora, architecture and Shiwiar life, and we built capacity with a view to  enhancing the prospects for Shiwiar people to host tourists. This was in 2000, and the communities are currently hosting tours regularly and have built tourist cabins. They want to strengthen their lands against petroleum exploration amongst other things. Find out more at http://www.ikiam.info/ and http://ecuadorecovolunteer.com/volunteer-work/amazon/shiwiar-amazon-tribe/

Shiwiar lands in Ecuador

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