Tukupu: The Women of the Kariña Community, Guardians of Venezuela’s Forests

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Takeaways:

  • Tukupu is Venezuela’s first Indigenous forest business. They have been successful in sustainably managing and reforesting 7 000 hectares of the Imataca Forest Reserve.
  • This business is led mainly by women who are actively leading the territory’s development and the conservation of its biodiversity.
  • In addition to protecting the forests, Tukupu is also looking at ways to commercialize the forest in the most sustainable way which can also benefit the community.

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