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Amerindians in the Northwest district of Guyana


Several projects address Amerindian livelihood strategies and resource use in the Northwest District of Guyana. Traditional use of non-timber forest products is extensive and diverse, and represents a significant contribution to the local economies. The advent of large-scale logging, palm heart collection and gold mining in the area represent significant challenges to the way Amerindians cope with reality. The same industries provide previous non-existent employment opportunities. Integrated ethno-biological, anthropological and socio-economical research provides insight in these processes.


 

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 04-Sep-2001

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