Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities

Published: 27 October 2015
Last edited: 25 January 2017
The PNNG has generated a close relationship with the communities living around the park where it has been promoted as the medium that makes possible not only the existence of protected areas in the country, but also “territories of life” for communities. We have been working to consolidate work spaces such as the Uramba Agreement, Mesa de Pesca, Agreement of Use. All of them with the intention to make possible the recognition of the importance of the area of influence. The partnership between the Park and the Guapi Community is articulated through a Local Board, created on the basis of the Yanaconas Agreement (2002); which was evaluated in 2009 and the Uramba Agreement was signed, reaffirming the strategy of engagement with black communities of the Pacific with the aim to unite efforts for the conservation of natural and cultural heritage of the Colombian Pacific. The Uramba agreement defines a common agenda; all levels of planning and implementation represented in sub-regional and regional work tables, including an operating crew formed with Park and communities representatives.


Sustainable livelihoods
Scale of implementation

Enabling factors

Resources to implement actions in the framework of agreements that contribute to the conservation ofSanquianga – Gorgona sub-region

Lessons learned

It should be a limited number of stakeholders who can access the benefits, need for a consolidated of rules of use before signing the Agreement for entering into aspects of monitoring and commitments of the parties.