Oxapampa-Ashaninka-Yanesha Included among UNESCO's Biosphere Reserves
Jun. 7, 2010
UNESCO has announced the creation of thirteen new biosphere reserves, including the Oxapampa-Asháninka-Yanesha Biosphere Reserve in Peru, where groups including the Yanesha and Asháninka indigenous peoples use traditional knowledge to manage their natural resources, helping to maintain the cultural and biological diversity of high-altitude Amazonian rain forests. Funding from two Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation grants to the Instituto del Bien Común helped support work that contributed to this result.