The importance of the management plan


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Historically, the Sarayaku UYANZA was held every year. However, faced with the imminent decline of wildlife in the Bobonaza Basin, the General Assembly, which is the highest authority of the Sarayaku People, decided that it should be held every two years. Currently, the possibility of modifying its periodicity to four years is under debate.

To strengthen the ancestral knowledge of Sacha Runa Yachay, to achieve Sumak Kawsay (Good living) and recover Sumak Allpa (Fertile land without evil), according to their life practices, the Original Kichwa People of Sarayaku have developed the SUMAK ALLPATA PURICHINA SARAYAKU RUNA KAWSAYRAYKU/ Territory and Natural Resources Management Plan. This Plan is the guiding framework, the product of a long-term participatory process for the consolidation of Sarayaku's great dream.
It establishes organizational strengthening strategies for adequate territorial control, conservation and sustainable management of biodiversity resources for future generations.


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The programs for the preservation and conservation of the flora and fauna resources of the Sarayaku territory such as "Frontier of Life", "Conservation of the Tapir" or the "Kawsak Sacha" that Sarayaku has been undertaking for several years, were conceived precisely to ensure the food sovereignty of the Original Kichwa People of Sarayaku because without hunting, without fishing, without territory, without knowledge, without language, a people cannot live. It would be a dead people, without spirit and dignity. This is how "UYANTZA" acquires a transcendental meaning for the Sarayaku tradition and culture by ensuring the perpetuity of life of a people that stands firm in the defense of its territory.


In the Ordinary Assembly of January 6 of this year, it was decided to strictly prohibit tapir hunting because it is an endangered species. These and other measures are adopted to guarantee the repopulation of wild fauna since this is where the food sovereignty of the native peoples lies.

Through community and inter-community regulations, the number of game pieces will be restricted and controlled. For this, the Government Council of TAYJASARUTA created a figure of community guards, called "kaskirunas".

The KASKIRUNAS (Kawsak Sachata Kishpinchi Runa/Guardians of the Living Forest) through internal planning and coordination with TAYJASARUTA are responsible for monitoring the trails to control the entry of families into the reserve areas, dairy farms, maintenance of boundaries , farms and other activities necessary to guarantee the balance of sustainable management.

The dairy farms are retirement or recreation areas for the members of the community. Moderate hunting is allowed here for family sustenance and a maximum stay of 15 days to make farms, fix houses, roads.



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