Bridging organisations for sustainable development and conservation: a Paraguayan case
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This paper addresses the role of emergent organisations like Fundacin Moiss Bertoni (FMB) in biosphere reserve conservation. FMB is a Paraguayan NGO that manages the Mbaracay Forest Nature Reserve (MR), the largest remnant of the Upper Paran Atlantic Forest in Paraguay. The area is inhabited by indigenous Ache and Guarani people. Working with Texas A&M University and aided by the World Wildlife Fund in Paraguay, FMB hosted a workshop in the MR to facilitate South-South technology transfer and capacity building. In this role, FMB fits the characteristics of an altruistic bridging organisation (Westley and Vredenburg, 1991). 2007 Inderscience Enterprises Ltd.