Production of scientific knowledge

Published: 31 August 2020
Last edited: 16 November 2020

The Mamirauá Institute provides scientific knowledge inputs to local communities and this is relayed to communities and indigenous peoples, applying Conservation Area governance processes. 


This knowledge arises from 4 lines of action:

  1. Environmental education
  2. Environmental protection
  3. Strengthening the community
  4. Communication within the community 

The production of knowledge seeks to create medium and long-term solutions.




Alliance and partnership development
Co-management building
Collection of baseline and monitoring data and knowledge
Communication, outreach and awareness building
Education, training and other capacity development activities
Management planning
Scale of implementation
Phase of solution
Planning phase
Inception phase

Enabling factors

  1. Respect and dialogue: The knowledge generated is given to the communities but not imposed on them. They are the ones who decide whether the proposed strategies are implemented.


Lessons learned

  1. Each community and group is different and one should never assume that what works for one community will work for the neighbouring community. (These are not replicable models.)
  2. Contexts, leadership and ways of working vary. If these differences are not taken into account, conservation processes become complicated and even impossible to develop.