Loreto. Representatives of native communities located in the town of Soplín Vargas, in the Putumayo province, Loreto, were trained by the Regional Forest Development and Wildlife Management (GERFOR) and the Forest Resources and Wildlife Supervision Agency (OSINFOR) to contribute to the improvement of community forest management.
The workshop held had the participation of 13 native communities (10 of the Kichwa ethnic group and 3 Secoya), representatives of the Board of Directors of the Sieko Pai and Ñukanchipa Sumak Sacha ECAs and indigenous organizations such as Organizacion Indigena Secoya del Peru (OISPE) and Federación Indígena Kichwa del Alto Putumayo Inti Runa (FIKAPIR).
This was carried out at the headquarters of the National Service of Natural Areas Protected by the State (SERNANP), from July 20 to 22 of the present. The workshop was led by Eng. Luis Torres, specialist from the Decentralized Office of GERFOR and Eng. Henry Silva, specialist from OSINFOR.
The topics were related to the functions and competencies of GERFOR, procedures for granting rights in forestry matters, forest custodians, roles and functions of OSINFOR, procedure for the supervision of forest permits for timber purposes in native communities, among others.