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Projeto Gurupà: Sustainable tropical forest exploitation through community ownership, a Brazilian initiative

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Abstract:

A major challenge for the future of tropical rainforests is to combine ecological conservation with sufficient economic revenue for local communities to lead a decent life, now and in the far future. This fundamental question is being addressed by the Projeto Gurupà: a multifaceted initiative involving traditional communities along the lower Amazon river, Brazilian NGOs as well as European donors. Cooperation is sought from local and regional authorities, as well as Brazilian and foreign commercial enterprises.Development (1999) 42, 53–56. doi:10.1057/palgrave.development.1110036

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1057/palgrave.development.1110036

Affiliations: 1: 1Freelance Consultant on Issues of International Cooperation, The Netherlands 2: 2Projeto Gurupà, Brazil

Publication date: June 1, 1999

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