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Last modified: September 27, 2012, 6:24 AM
The Chinimp Tuna Station was founded as a response to the social and economic difficulties faced by its members and neighboring communities. The main objective of the station is to preserve and conserve that which our mother earth has given us, prevent deforestation and protect the species that are becoming endangered. The name "Chinimp Tuna" means "waterfall of the swallows" in the Shuar language - it was chosen as waterfalls are revered as sacred in Shuar culture.