Project title Towards the creation of a network of Andean and Neotropical pollinators
Implementing Institutions -Universidad Nacional de Colombia
-Instituto Nacional de Biodiversidad de Costa Rica
-Colección Boliviana de Fauna
-Universidade de Brasilia
-Universidad Nacional de Chile
-Museo del Instituto de Zoología  Agrícola de la Facultad de Agronomía de la Universidad Central de Venezuela
'American Museum of Natural history
Country(ies) Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa, Rica, United States, Venezuela
Abstract The Andean and Neotropical regions includes some of the most biodiverse countries including pollinators, but in some, both traditional and scientific knowledge is dispersed or often rests in gray literature or simply is part of the oral tradition of many indigenous nations people . In that sense, the main objetives of this proposal are to systematize this knowledge, as well as the guidelines proposed by the actors (researchers and holders of local or ancestral knowledge) of 80% or more of the countries within the Andean region and neotropical, to create a regional network on pollinators.
Project Description This proposal compile the technical guidelines proposed by the actors (researchers and holders of local or ancestral knowledge) of 80% or more of the countries within the Neotropical and Andean Region to create a regional network on pollinators. These two biogeographic regions contemplate some of the most biodiverse countries, but whose knowledge is quite spread out so that it is difficult to assess biodiversity components at species level and their interactions. This is a limitation to define and communicate the benefits of ecosystem services, as well as the negative effects of the loss of natural habitats, use of agrochemicals, climate change and loss of biodiversity including pollinators. In several of these countries exists large populations of indigenous nations and local communities, many of which maintain ancestral activities closely related to management of biodiversity. Pollination as an ecosystem service has relevance for all the actors in these countries for food production, to maintain ecological (and social) interactions and to use the biodiversity. Thus, it is necessary to map the actors in these countries and to report the technical capabilities of research and communication, including the ability to generate basic knowledge to define strategies to fill information gaps, the ability to create opportunities for knowledge sharing in different views of the world (academic and local/ancestral) and the ability to pass this knowledge in academic level, policy'makers and society in general.
Project Objectives and expected Achievables -Participation in the network of at least 80% of the countries of the Andean and Neotropical Region

-Mapping of actors in at least 80% of the countries of the Andean and Neotropical Region

-Generate guidelines and a plan for the effective implementatio

Timeframe 2 years
Geographic Scale Multinational
Seeking Resources for: Project development
Type of Resources/Support needed: Financial, Technical
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