Pemon Perspectives of Fire Management in Canaima National Park, Southeastern Venezuela

  title={Pemon Perspectives of Fire Management in Canaima National Park, Southeastern Venezuela},
  author={Ioki{\~n}e Rodriguez},
Recent research on the ecology of fire has challenged the view that the use of fire by indigenous peoples is detrimental to ecosystems and wildlife in protected areas. However, in Canaima National Park and World Heritage Site in southeastern Venezuela, since 1981 managers have employed a costly fire control program to eliminate savanna burning by the Pemon indigenous people. Here I present the results of the first study on Pemon perspectives of fire management in the park. I show that savanna… CONTINUE READING

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