Resource Details

Semillas que germinan: experiencias comunitarias en la costa (Seeds that germinate: community experiences in the coast)

Literature: Books or Book Chapters

Carvajal A., M. (ed) 2005, Semillas que germinan: experiencias comunitarias en la costa (Seeds that germinate: community experiences in the coast), Fundacion Ambiente y Sociedad (FAS), Quito, Ecuador.

Affiliations

  • Programa de Pequenas Donaciones
  • Fundacion Ambiente y Sociedad (FAS)

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Species Info

Rizhopora mangle (Rhizophora mangle)

Description

  • This document describes four projects funded by the Programa de Pequenas Donaciones (PPD) in Ecuador.
  • One of the projects was about maintaining and reforesting mangroves in on an island called Costa Rica, located near the Peruvian border.
  • One of the primary objectives was to reforest 80 hectares of mangroves using community participation, especially women laborers.
  • The authors describe that before, the "machista" nature of the region meant that women rarely entered nor took care of mangroves.
  • The authors suggest that this program effectively included the women in the decision making, development, tree-planting for the project.
  • The project allowed both men and women to recognize the women's capacities and efficiency working on the reforestation.
  • A large motivation for the reforestation is the protection and enhancement of the conch and red crab stocks, two economically important resources for the region.
  • The authors report an increase in conch and crab individuals by the second year of the project.
  • Finally, by including the women and providing jobs, the authors suggest that participation in the program increased the quality of life for the residents.

Geographical Region

  • Andean Region
  • Country

  • Ecuador
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