The director of the Chair of New Green Transition at the Universitat de València, Aurora Pedro, is training indigenous population at Nicaragua. The reason why is the cooperation project funded by the Vice-Rectorate for Cooperation and Sustainability of the UV Ometepe-Nicaragua.
The project aims to help the Biometepe cooperative to design a tourism product around the protection of the endangered yellow-naped bird. The bird lives in a very specific area of Ometepe Island, the Peña Inculta, and they are studying its habits, migrations within the territory and causes of the reduction of the bird’s population.
Aurora Pedro, together with Professor Lisseth Castro of UNAN-Managua, have taught a course on the island, in the town of Altagracia. There they have helped to focus on the problem and provide proposals so that the Urbaite-Las Pilas indigenous community has the tools to implement tourism initiatives that generate work and protect the bird at the same time.