Canaima National Park is a breathtaking collection of rivers, jungles and savannas, located in eastern Venezuela, south of the Orinoco River. Known for its high levels of endemism and the highest waterfall in the world, Angel Falls, the park encompasses over 7.4 million acres.
Besides harboring incredible biodiversity, Canaima is also home to about 10,000 Pemón, an indigenous group that has lived in the region for centuries.
We work with the Pemón indigenous people to ensure their needs are integrated into the park’s management and tourism is done in a culturally and environmentally sensitive way that provides enough financial resources for the Pemón to make a living off of protecting the park’s natural wonders.
Our actions in Canaima included capacity-building for long-term biodiversity conservation and sustainable resource management activities, such as:
The Conservancy also works with five indigenous groups across the border with Brazil, in the state of Roraima, where we build the capacity of indigenous groups in environmental and territorial management.February 11, 2011