Posted on 08/19/2019
Iquitos. The USAID Pro Bosques team and the Center for the Development of the Amazonian Indigenous (CEDIA), together with specialists from the Technical Unit of Community Forest Management (UTMFC) of the Forest Development and Wildlife Management (GERFOR) of the Regional Government of Loreto They visited 15 communities in the basins of the Tapiche and Blanco rivers, located between the districts of Soplin and Alto Tapiche, in the province of Requena, with the aim of training community members on surveillance, control and monitoring of their communal territories, as well as supporting them in the follow-up of their Life Plans and to contribute to their community strengthening.
This was developed between July 11 and 20 of this present, through a series of workshops that addressed different topics such as the formation of Forest Surveillance and Control Committees and Wild Fauna, a mechanism that will allow the population, with the State support, establish strategies against illegal logging and misuse of forest resources.
Information was also provided on national regulations and the use of management tools, which will allow the community to consolidate in relation to the surveillance, monitoring and management of natural resources, the opening of alternate secretariats related to production, commercialization and socio-environmental issues.
Likewise, support was provided in the development of life plans for 4 new native communities that are added to the project, which are Yarina Frontera Topal, Barrio Bajo Santa Elena del Alto Tapiche and Curinga del Río Blanco and Nueva Esperanza de Soplin. This management tool will allow them to organize and plan activities that improve their quality of life.