Indigenous peoples and local communities

Communities formed by indigenous peoples and local communities of the Amazon forest – indigenous peoples, rubber tappers, Brazil nut collectors, etc. – which base their way of life on the extraction of products such as rubber, chestnut, balatá tree, vegetable oils, etc. In addition, they are hunters and practice non-predatory fishing, as well as subsistence farming. Traditional communities are social groups that need the forest and rivers to survive, and know how to use natural resources without destroying them.

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