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Preparatory Workshop Program

Day 30.06.08

06h30 to 20h00 Quito to Coca by bus (Hotel La Misión/Hotel Auca to spend the night)

Day 01.07.08

8h00 to 11:00 Coca-Pompeya (boat), Pompeya-YSS (bus and pickups) Welcome and visit to the facilities (P. Jarrín, Director of the YSS and R. Valencia)

13:00 to 14:00 Lunch

14:30 to 17:30 Visit to the Yasuní Forest Dynamics Plot (two groups, of ~10 persons each). Diversity and dynamism in a large forest plot in Yasuni Nacional Park (R. Valencia)

20h00 Palms of the YNP (R. Montúfar)

Day 02.07.08

08h00 to 13:00 Palm Project scope and objectives of the workshop (H. Balslev)

WP 1: Diversity and abundance of palm resources (H. Balslev, H. Navarrete)

WP 2: Ecosystem resilience and limits of functioning (R. Montufar, F. Anthelme, B. Millán)

14h30 to 18h00 Walk to see lagoons and flood plain palm communities

Day 03.07.08

08h00 to 13:00 WP 3: Products provided by palms to local people (M. Macia, M. Moraes)

WP 4: Small industries and trade based on palm products (M. Weigend, R. Bernal)

14h30 to 18h00 Visit to two Indian communities to see how they use and plant the Chambira palm

Test of field methods (ecology, identification and collection of samples)

20h30 Discussion of WP 3 and WP 4

Day 04.07.08

08h00 to 13:00 WP 5: Sustainability and management of resources (G. Galeano, R. Bernal, J. Albán)

WP 6: Policies and sustainable use and management (R. Valencia, Baudoin)

14h30 to 18h00 WP 7: Compilation and organization of information (W. Baker, M. Macia)

WP 8: Communication (M. Moraes, H. Navarrete)

20h15 Popular and technical publications to disseminate the scientific knowledge: examples of YNP (H. Navarrete)

Discussion of WP 6 and WP 7

Day 05.07.08

08h00 to 13:00 Final remarks and future plans

14h30 to 18h00 Free time to walk and visit nearby lagoons or a tower of observation.

Boat trip to visit flooded forests around YSS and lagoons.

Day 06.07.08

07h00 Return to Quito: bus to Pompeya, boat to Coca and plane to Quito. Arrival time: ~11:00 hours.


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