Posted on 02/28/2019
Contamana. As a result of a coordination and work meeting, regional, provincial and district authorities of Loreto renewed their total commitment and support to the Asociación de Pueblos 5 Unidos who have promoted the proposal for the establishment of the Aguas Calientes Maquía Regional Conservation Area, located between the provinces of Ucayali and Requena.
The commitment was signed through an act signed on February 22, 2019, in the Council Chamber of the Ucayali Contamana Provincial Municipality, where representatives of the Regional Production Directorate - DIREPRO - Loreto participated; Regional Directorate of Health - DIRESA - Loreto; National Service of Natural Areas Protected by the State - SERNANP Sierra del Divisor; Regional Environmental Authority - ARA - Loreto; Ministry of Development and Social Inclusion - MIDIS as well as mayors of the District Municipality of Vargas Guerra, District Municipality of Pampa Hermosa and Provincial Municipality of Ucayali and representatives of the Canchahuaya Native Community; Canelos Native Community; Monte Olivos Native Community; Nuevo Encanto Native Community of Suni; Isla Baños Native Community; Alto Perillo Native Community, as well as representatives of CEDIA and CIMA - Cordillera Azul.
About ACR Aguas Calientes Maquía
The ACR proposal is located between the districts of Alfredo Vargas Guerra and Contamana in the province of Ucayali, and in the district of Maquía in the province of Requena, in Loreto. It stands out mainly for the presence of hot springs and a unique landscape beauty that is home to a large number of wild fauna and flora. The proposed area would allow the protection of endangered species such as the red huapo monkey, the maquisapa, the river otter and the charapa turtle.
Photo: CEDIA. Zone within the proposed ACR Aguas Calientes Maquía
The proposed area also presents plant associations or forest types that are well defined from the highest parts in the humid forest of low mountains to steep and very steep slopes that make it unique. The Association of Cinco Unidos Peoples, made up of five peasant communities (Alto Perillo, Canelos, Encanto de Suni, Isla Baños and Monte de los Olivos) and a native (Nuevo Canchahuaya) was the one who requested the Regional Government of Loreto to establish this ACR due to the biological and ecosystemic relevance of the area.