• Prepared workshops in the three topics using a variety of educational materials and techniques.
• Ran workshops in five different communities. Content and responses
recorded and published in this report.
• Held interviews with representatives from each community
• Recorded these interviews on tape for ONSHIPAE archives
• Collected GPS data to make a map of the territory
• Collected 86 specimens of plants deposited with and identified by QCNE.
• Recorded uses of 86 plants collected; investigated five areas of plant use.
• Results published in project report and being prepared for a small pamphlet on plants of the area.
• Study of Shiwiar building design from large permanent houses to small
• Built a shower cubicle using local materials and methods.
• Drafted designs for tourist cabins for future use by the Shiwiar.
• Collected 557 samples of molluscan fauna in Shiwiar territory. One set
deposited with PUCE and one set delivered to the Natural History Museum,
• Currently undergoing genetic analysis at NHM.
• Many species identified. Results published in report.
• 81 different species of animals seen and recorded; also recorded Shiwiar
names for a large number of rainforest animals.
• Funded an office for ONSHIPAE, with telephone line and secretarial support; supplied funding for basic materials for all Shiwiar schoolchildren;
supplied educational materials on health, dollarisation and ecotourism to
members of each community; provided a limited number of spaces on flights into and out of Shiwiar territory; paid all working participants for their time; purchase goods and food from Shiwiar community members during expedition.
• Meetings and workshops as well as research created many opportunities for mutual education. Emphasis in workshops was placed on ways to make successful cultural interaction. Ran children’s workshops.
• Distribution of project reports to all sponsors, supporters and Shiwiar communities.
• Several public events held in the UK before and after the expedition have
communicated knowledge of the Shiwiar culture to the wider world.
• Established this website, www.shiwiar.net
• Shot a digital video tape of the expedition for public use
• The Eden Project has used some Shiwiar stories for their educational programme
• Ethnobotany study results entered in III Congreso de Botanica in Quito,
• Contact made with Global Vision International who have set up a series of
volunteer expeditions to Shiwiar territory through 2003