Submitted by: Specialized Association for Sustainable Development -AEDES
Implemented country: Peru
Title: Environmental Education for Integrated Management of Natural Resources in Cotahuasi Basin Landscape Reserve
The project “Program of Environmental Education for the Integral Management of the Natural Resources in the Cotahuasi Basin Landscape Reserve" addresses the generation of self-assurance in children and young persons in the rational use of biodiversity and natural resources (soil and water) by recovering local knowledge and promoting eco-businesses such as organic agriculture and sustainable tourism, the two main activities developed in the basin by local people. These actions will form a vocational attitude in the kids for implementing eco-business, which considers the rational use of natural resources in order to obtain sustainable economic and social benefits that will improve the quality of life, promote democratic and participatory citizenship based on the knowledge of their rights and duties.