Angel Conservation Project Kamarakoto
PROJECT KAMARAKOTO

We are currently working on an extensive program involving the Pemón in Canaima National Park, Venezuela and are presently in the process of documenting their culture through a documentary film, attaining other important documents and archives such as historical photographs, anthropology books and other texts related to the Pemón. Our projects include but are not limited to, researching, and building and operating a cultural centre based in one of the Pemón communities. During that process we will look to create libraries in surrounding Pemón villages. Our activities also serve an educational purpose. Creating a documentary film, libraries, and cultural centres not only educates the public about native cultures and endangered flora and fauna but also enables indigenous cultures to thrive.

Proyecto Maniapure was introduced to the community of Kamarata through Angel Conservation and vice versa (another amazing story) and thus began the Telemedicine Project in Kamarata in January of 2006. Using the existing technology we intend to work with the Pemón and partner with Proyecto Maniapure to extend a communications model throughout the valley of Kamarata, reaching out to three different communities, two of which are involved with tourism.

Finally a sustainable development plan for ecotourism (responsible tourism) would also benefit the conservation of the Pemón culture. We plan to work within the structure and confines of the Telemedicine Project to include these locations for the benefit of medical, cultural and tourism sustainability. A natural bi-product too would be the creation of much needed employment for the local Pemón.

The objectives of PROJECT KAMARAKOTO will be reached by means of three sub-projects:

   
1.

Telemedicine and Communications

2. Cultural Identity
3.

Sustainable Tourism

   
 
Telemedicine Project
Cultural Identity Project
Sustainable Tourism
 

Telemedicine Project
Telemedicine is rural medicine without walls, where a team of recently graduated doctors, dentists and nurses are stationed in a faraway community and act as professionals in their fields of expertise, but also as liaisons to renowned specialists in large cities via the Internet.

 
Cultural Identity Project
The most coveted natural resource, the wisdom of the elders who have existed for a millennium by the simplest means and with the most profound connection to the world around them, remains unexplored.
 
Sustainable Tourism
Angel Conservation is well aware that the aforementioned models and programs need to work within a sustainable tourism framework that empowers the Pemón and provides them with economic and environmental benefits.
 
 
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