Sister Gardens 
Jardín Etnobotánico Nugkui 
Santa María de Nieva, Jaén, Perú  

An LAE sister garden is being proposed in Condorcanqui, Department of Amazonas, in order to gather knowledge for conservation and development of the resources of the jungle of highland Marañón, with a technical perspective adapted to the fundamental reference to traditional managmenet of the Aguaruna and Huambisa peoples, of the Jíbaro ethnolinguistic family.  As part of the Tunaants Cultural Center, the sister graden will also have a zoonursery, a forest tree species nursery and an orchideary.  The project will work in three fronts: plant production (fruit, medicines, reforestation, etc.), native culture and cosmovision (relation of myths and the jungle), and education (new models for jungle environmental education). 

 Our collaborators are members of the Vicariato Apostólico San Francisco Xavier del Marañón, a denominational organization of Jesuit priests and indigenous representatives of the Aguaruna and Huambisa.   We 
 want to emphasize the value of traditional knowledge in biodiversity and the use of heirlooms and natural heritage for cultural conservation of sacred landscapes.