Posted on 07/05/2019
Requena. The regional authorities of Loreto, the district municipalities of Alto Tapiche, Tapiche and Soplín of the province of Requena, as well as the Federation of Native and Peasant Communities of the Tapiche and Blanco Rivers (FECORITAYB) and other institutions that have been supporting the proposal of the Regional Conservation Area (ACR) Tapiche-Blanco, held a meeting to strengthen and consolidate their commitment to conserve this area and continue supporting its process of establishment as a protected natural area.
The meeting held on July 2 was attended by the Regional Environmental Authority of the Regional Government of Loreto, the Regional Management of Forest Development and Wild Fauna (GERFOR), the Regional Directorate of Production (DIREPRO), the Regional Agrarian Directorate of Loreto (DRAL), the Requena Agrarian Agency, the Sierra del Divisor National Park, the Matsés National Reserve, the Lobo Santa Rocino Native Community, Probosques - USAID and the Center for the Development of the Amazonian Indigenous (CEDIA).
The space also served to strengthen the capacities of local authorities about the operation of protected natural areas at the national and regional level, the implications of each category and to learn about the progress of the process of establishing the ACR.
Tapiche-Blanco would cover more than 300 thousand hectares, has forests of white sand, varillales and chamizales, considered important fragile ecosystems for their bioviversity and because they are part of the ancestral territory of the Capanahua and Remo indigenous peoples. This ACR is also a great carbon repository for the planet. Its conservation is vital since it maintains the normal water cycle of the Tapiche and Blanco basins, thus reducing the risk of natural disasters in the area.
The ACR Tapiche-Blanco proposal, led by GOREL and promoted by FECORITAYB, has the support of CEDIA through the project “Establishment of a new protected area for the conservation of the Varíllales Arena Blanca ecosystem between the Tapiche and Blanco rivers, Loreto, Peru ”, financed by Andes Amazon Fund.