Funding for this research was provided by:
Departamento Administrativo de Ciencia, Tecnología e Innovación (COLCIENCIAS) (Convocatoria 647, Doctorados Nacionales 2014)
Dirección de Investigación, Universidad Nacional de Colombia (Convocatoria nacional de extensión solidaria 2017: ciencia, tecnología e innovación para la construcción de tejido social, modalidad 1.)
Received: 15 January 2021
Accepted: 17 March 2021
First Online: 1 April 2021
: This research follows ethical standards set by the International Society of Ethnobiology [CitationRef removed]. Since this project developed a research topic that did not directly affect (intolerable interference with the quality of life and customs) collective subjects who are subject to constitutionally protected rights in Colombia, the Colombian Ministry of the Interior considered that no formal previous consultation process was required (OFI18-14627-DCP-2500). The purpose and scope of the study was clearly explained to the community as a whole and to the governors’ council. The rights of prior consultation and free prior and informed consent were explained to each of the participants (based on public documents on prior consultation from the <i>Ministerio del Interior y de Justicia</i> and the booklet “<i>tejiendo derechos</i>” of the <i>Organización Nacional Indígena de Colombia-ONIC</i> [CitationRef removed]); also, an explanation was given on the just and equitable sharing of the benefits derived from the information obtained within the project following the Nagoya protocol on Access and Benefit Sharing, and finally a voluntary prior informed consent was signed.
: Not applicable
: Rafael Clavijo is the manager of the <i>Parque Ecológico Mundo Amazónico</i> (Kilometer 7 via Leticia-Tarapaca, Leticia, Amazonas, Colombia). The other authors have no conflicts of interest.