Print version ISSN 1909-2474
CORREA V, DIANA. DEFENSE OF THE NASA TERRITORY AGAINST A NATIONAL PARK. Luna Azul [online]. 2010, n.30, pp. 73-96. ISSN 1909-2474.
In Colombia the Natural National Parks authorities and some Indigenous reservation authorities intend to coordinate activities aimed at the conservation of protected areas, by means of the application of the "Parks with People" Policy based on the legislation for environmental and cultural protection. However, these protected areas possess judicial, economical and social reasons that complicate the development of agreements for the protection and conservation of the biological and cultural diversity. Based on a study case, on the relationship between employs of the Natural National Park Nevado del Huila and the leaders of the Nasa Toribio Indigenous reservation, a description of the tensions between both parties will be carried out, in order to promote de usefulness of the ethnographical experience among the people that work in favor of the conservation of protected areas.
Keywords : Environment; indigenous communities; Natural Parks; Nasa Toribio Native Reservation; Natural National Park Nevado del Huila; Cauca.