Naso Territory

 Naso ancestral lands are located in the heart of the Palo Seco National Forest and La Amistad International Park.   It is an area rich in biodiversity.  Among the hundreds of animal species and thousands of plant and insect species many are endangered and some can be found in no other region on the planet.  The inclusion of La Amistad International Park, Central America’s largest nature reserve, in the World Heritage Site list reflects it’s importance in the MesoAmerican Biological Corridor.  As traditional stewards of this land the Naso oppose the building of hydro-electric projects along the rivers and large-scale cattle ranching on the land.  Note the Bocas del Toro province in Northwestern Panama.  Most Naso live in communities near the major city in the region, Changuinola, along the rivers Sixaola, San San, Teribe and Changuinola.

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