Nathan Russell: We are seeing a lot of examples in this meeting today. We heard about an example from Kenya. I visited a site where the landscape approach has been applied here in Peru. There is a lot of potential to scale it up. I saw one watershed in the coastal region of Peru. There are 53 watersheds. So right there you have got scope for scaling up.
What I do not get is how much does it depend on the kind of landscape you’re talking about. Today we were talking about classic situations in which we have downstream and users of water and other ecosystem services, and you have upstream people whose activities affect those resources. Then, if you are talking about flat watersheds in an area like the Amazon basin, is the landscape approach as relevant there? Can it accomplish as much there? Can you be as successful bringing the people together there, where you have violence, drug mafias, illegal timber mafias? It is rather hard to imagine those people sitting around the table with farmers and others reaching some kind of amicable deal. They have got guns. They are killing people.