INTRAC completed an 18-month research study on the relationships between an indigenous movement in the Peruvian Amazon and international NGOs. This study was financed by the British Government’s Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) as part of a broader programme of investigation into non-governmental public action. The aim of the study was to investigate the engagement between two different types of non-governmental actor: international conservation NGOs and indigenous social movements. It focuses on a case study of one indigenous organization that represents communities of Machiguenga people in an isolated area of the Peruvian Amazon.
Briefing-paper-9 INGOs and indigenous social movements